The “Green” benefits of LED Lighting

LED light bulbs are solid-state lamps that use light-emitting diodes (LED’s) as the source of light. At Brightlux we encourage safer and healthier living through environmental awareness and consciousness. We want to educate people on easy ways to help reduce their carbon footprint on the earth. We encourage the use of LED lights as opposed to normal light bulbs as they are energy efficient. Part of this awareness is the move to eco-friendly lighting solutions and this includes LED’s. LED lighting can be used in the following instances:

LED light bulbs offer a much longer service life and high energy efficiency. The lifecycle of LED light bulbs is multiple compared to conventional lighting.

Overuse of electricity is harmful to the environment

Electricity is one of the resources in the highest demand. Electricity has been traditionally produced by the burning of coal. Coal is a natural resource and is slowly but surely running out. Countries have now begun looking for other alternatives such as solar power, hydro power and nuclear power.

Solar power uses the sun to generate electricity. Solar powered beams store sunlight and convert this solar energy into energy we can use.

Hydro power utalises water to generate electricity. Water is usually passed over turbines to generate electricity.

Nuclear power uses nuclear fission to generate heat and electricity. Nuclear power plants are very effective but also highly dangerous as can be seen in the after effects of the recent disaster in Japan. High radiation levels can be extremely dangerous to human, animal and plant life.

We need to find ways to cut back on electricity use to reduce the carbon footprint that we are creating. Here are a few tips in order to reduce the electricity usage within your homes:

  • Turn it off when not in use (lights, television, DVD player, Hi Fi, computer etc. etc. …) Click
  • Turn down the central heating slightly (try just 1 to 2 degrees C). Just 1 degree will help reduce your heating bill by about 8%.
  • Turn off your geyser when not in use
  • Turn down the water heating setting (just 2 degrees will make a significant saving)
  • Fill your dish washer and washing machine with a full load – this will save you water, electricity, and washing powder
  • Fill the kettle with only as much water as you need
  • Hang out the washing to dry rather than tumble drying it

Help us as Brightlux create a greener South Africa

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