The recent technological advancements and cost of LED lighting coming down has drastically enhanced the growth of LED lighting all over the world. More options and choices are available for consumers. This has eventually paid off in terms of reducing our carbon footprint, with emissions coming down by over half a billion tons in 2017.
The LEDs require less power when compared to the conventional bulbs. They use 40 percent less power than fluorescent light bulbs and double that amount for incandescent lights. To attain a bright level of 2,600 lumens, incandescent bulbs would need 150 watts while LEDs need between 25 to 28 watts only.
LED lights are more efficient and long-lasting. Moreover, they can last up to years, this would decrease production of bulbs, eliminating emissions from the process and creating less waste. LEDs also don’t contain toxic elements like mercury as fluorescents do.
“The efficiency of LEDs is essentially what makes them environmentally friendly,” Jamie Fox, IHS Markit’s principal analyst for the lighting and LEDs group, said in a press release. “Therefore, LED conversion is unlike other measures, which require people to reduce consumption or make lifestyle changes.”
10 percent of this reduction by LED lighting came from the supplier, Nichia. Other companies, notably Samsung and LG Innotek, fell into the range between four to eight percent. This study only details about the occurring in the lighting industry and not LEDs that are in televisions and other devices, which also prolongs them and uses less emissions.
LED light bulbs can be a good replacement for the majority of business and residential buildings. Standards lights can be replaced and people can take advantage of the savings brought about by the installation.