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ECO TIP #1 - Switching to an Eco-Friendlier alternative, the LED Light Bulb!

Why Switch to Eco-Friendly Light Bulbs?

Incandescent lights, to start with, are not durable. They can easily break, and you probably know yourself that you need to always have a few spare ones around the house just in case the light bulb breaks in the middle of the night when you flick the switch to go to the toilet. They also consume a vast amount of energy, and they cost a lot in the long run.

Advantages of using LED:

  • Long Life Span - A longer life span means lower carbon emissions. LED Lights last up to six times longer than other types of lights, reducing the requirement for frequent replacements. This results in using fewer lights and hence fewer resources are needed for manufacturing processes, packaging materials and transportation.

  • No Toxic Elements - Most places still use fluorescent strip lights which contain noxious chemicals such as mercury. This will contaminate the environment when ending up in our landfills.

  • Cooler than Traditional Lighting - One of the most environmental friendly aspect of LED lighting is that these lights have very high electricity to light conversion efficiency, as high as 90% in most cases. This high conversion efficiency implies that there is minimal heat loss in the environment.

  • Energy Efficient - They can save up to 80% more energy when compared to traditional lighting! Less energy use reduces the demand from power plants and decreases greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Safer - LED lights are a product of advanced solid state technology which has imparted amazing durability to these light bulbs. These are completely sealed and are highly resistant to vibrations, impact and harsh weather conditions. Moreover, there are no glass parts and hence no risk of serious injury in case a bulb breaks.

  • Bright - These LED lights are very bright and fewer lights are required, which means more savings electricity wise while using less energy!

  • Easily found in most hardware stores or supermarkets

Replacing all of the light bulbs in your home might seem like a big project, but you don’t have to do it all at once. When one of your existing light bulbs goes, replace it with an energy efficient light bulb. If you do that, gradually you will end up replacing all of them. Eco-friendly light bulbs are much more than only about saving electricity. It is a contribution being made to help save our planet!

Together for a better world 🌎

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