Most of us already know about the importance of caring for our environment and are taking steps to integrate environmentally-friendly practices in our lives. Especially in Vancouver, we’ve established a culture of recycling, minimizing waste, and overall, being more mindful consumers. However, some of these steps can be difficult and/or time-consuming, and at times, we might find ourselves reverting back to whatever is most convenient. But what most people don’t realize is that the most convenient way to reduce carbon emissions is right in your home!
LED Lighting provides a variety of environmental benefits. LEDs are about 80% more efficient than traditional fluorescent and incandescent lights. That means that most of the energy they use is converted to light rather than heat. An LED light that consumes 36 watts, for example, emits the same amount of light as a traditional fluorescent consuming 84 watts. Less power demand means less energy generation, much of which is still reliant on fossil fuels.
But LED’s don’t just help reduce GHG emissions, they’re also a great option for your family’s health because they contain no toxic elements! Most people that still use fluorescent strip lights in office buildings probably don’t realize they contain ugly noxious chemicals such as mercury, and they can contaminate landfills when they’re not properly disposed. On top of everything, they’re also a better bang for your buck! LED lights are cheaper when you factor in their higher efficiency and longer life.
How can you make the change to LED’s?
When your traditional lighting finally burns out (and it will soon enough), look into LED lighting options. One attractive option gaining popularity is LED ceiling can retrofits. These ceiling light fixtures with energy saving LED’s are easy to install, and can be customizable to fit your home.
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