We celebrate Earth Day as a reminder that we only have one planet and need to care for it. Many people believe they cannot make a difference in the fight against global warming or climate change alone; but we all can make an impact! One simple thing everyone can do this upcoming Earth Day is change out your incandescent and halogen bulbs to LED to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s blog, if every American were to replace just one light bulb with an Energy Star rated bulb, we would save enough money to light three million homes for a year. In turn, we would reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to taking 800,000 cars off the road! Lighting Supply carries many Energy Star rated bulbs in different styles. A couple good options include the TCP 9 watt LED A19 bulb or the FEIT Electric 10 watt LED BR30 bulb.
There are many additional benefits to switching to LED bulbs that would positively affect the environment:
LED bulbs typically have an average life of 50,000 hours. If you used an LED bulb every day for eight hours, that bulb would last for about 17 years! One long life LED bulb can save on the material and production of 25 incandescent bulbs.
LESS ENERGY USED
LED bulbs use about 1/6 of the energy of incandescent and halogen bulbs and 2-3 times less energy than that of CFLs.
LESS CO2 PRODUCED
The bulb itself is not creating CO2 exactly. However, the emissions created in the generation of electricity the bulb uses is creating the CO2. In a nutshell, if a light bulb requires less energy to be used, the less CO2 will be produced.
NO ULTRA-VIOLET OR INFRARED LIGHT PRODUCED
LED bulbs are very useful in retail stores, art galleries and museums as the lights do not produce UV or IF radiation which can damage or fade goods and works of art.
NO MERCURY USED
By using LED bulbs, you are reducing the chances of mercury and harmful emissions from escaping into the water stream and ground, which is a huge plus for the environment!
Check out our wide selection of LED bulbs and products available here at Lighting Supply!
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