These days, almost everything has an eco-friendly alternative. As more people realize the dangers of high carbon emissions to the environment, there is a global push to minimize each person’s carbon output or CO2 footprint.
One of the simplest ways to reduce your carbon footprint begins in your own Scottsdale home. By switching to LED light bulbs, you can reduce your electricity consumption and several other environmentally friendly benefits while your’e at it.
We take a closer look at how LEDs can help you reduce your carbon footprint on the environment.
Low Electricity Consumption = Less Carbon Emitted
The main reason LED light bulbs can reduce your carbon footprint has to do with their remarkably low power consumption. Compared to standard incandescent lighting, LEDs use just a fraction of the electricity to produce the same, if not a greater, intensity of light.
For example, a 10- to 15-watt LED light bulb can produce the same brightness of light as a 100-watt incandescent bulb—that’s a savings of 85 to 90 percent.
With a large percentage of our country’s electricity produced by coal-powered power plants, which release tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, doing anything you can to cut back on your home’s power consumption can have a significant effect on reducing these emissions, especially when combined with the efforts of others.
LEDs Last Longer
Compared to incandescent light bulbs, LEDs last much longer. Think several years.
How often do you have to change your Scottsdale home’s light bulbs?
It may not seem like a big deal for the standard homeowner, but everything about a light bulb, from its production process, down to getting it to your home, emits carbon. Light bulb factories use machines, trucks transport them from warehouses to suppliers, and you drive to the store every time you have to purchase a light bulb.
LEDs, which last for up to 25,000 years, don’t need to be replaced as often, which translates to yet another opportunity to save your personal carbon emissions for better use
Clean Energy + LEDs = Environment Winning Combo
Thanks to advancements energy technology, we now have a number of clean energy sources to power our homes. These include solar panels, wind farms, and bio-fuels.
But you can get more out of these environment-friendly solutions by using energy-efficient appliances in your home, such as LED lighting, low-power television sets, refrigerators, and air conditioners among others. Simple solutions like these are enough to reduce your carbon emissions by several hundred pounds a year.
When it comes to saving the environment and minimizing our carbon foot print, the little things count. Switching to an energy efficient LED light bulb may not seem like something that’s going to save the environment, but if everyone does their part, it can make a big difference.