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HOW DO LEDS HELP THE ENVIRONMENT?

How Do LEDs Help The Environment?

Industry News Apr01

Businesses and households alike are facing increasing pressure from the government to consider their carbon footprint. Thanks to the significantly reduced level of energy used, LEDs are much more environmentally friendly than their incandescent counterparts. It is estimated that if every home in Britain replaced just one bulb with an LED, the impact on the environment would be like taking 176,210 cars off the road, but it doesn't stop here. Their higher light output often means that fewer lights are required and their longer lifespan means reduced waste. Whilst traditional forms of light contained hazardous substances such as mercury, that could have severe consequences on both human health and wildlife if not disposed of properly, LEDs have none of the above.

So far it seems as though LEDs are too good to be true, but it gets better. Still a relatively new technology, more and more advancements are being made within the industry all the time. Scientists and engineers continue to improve the efficiency and output of LEDs, whilst also using the light emitting diodes for breakthroughs within areas of technology, food production and preservation as well as medicine and fraud detection. These points go some way to explaining the decision taken by the government to phase out traditional incandescent light bulbs in favour of low energy LED lighting. LEDs are, quite literally, the future of lighting.

As LEDs continue to improve, so too do the prices and we can expect these to carry on falling as more people enjoy the advantages of this form of light. As this happens it is likely that more choice will be available too. Those who wish to improve further upon the energy efficiency offered by LEDs can also look into LED accessories such as high performance LED transformers and drivers. These regulate power flowing to an LED allowing better consistency control and safety by preventing a product from short circuiting.

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