LED Lighting Infographic
LED: The Cost-Saving Lighting Alternative for Business
We Show You How LED Light Bulbs are a Huge Improvement, over Incandescent Bulbs as Well as Compact Fluorescents or CFL’s
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“Going Green” no longer equates to additional costs. In fact switching to an eco-friendly alternative will save your business significantly in overall costs. A perfect example would be conversion to LED lamps for your business - bringing a return on investment that exceeds your expectations.
According to EasilyGreen.com.au’s most recent infographic, LED is the latest technology in lighting, and serves as the eco-friendly, cost-saving alternative over incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescents, or CFLs.
Recently, the New York Times noted that “prices for the [LED] bulbs are falling steadily as retailers….sell them aggressively and manufacturers improve the technology.” WIth LED lamp technologies improving, there is a growing market for energy efficient lighting options for businesses. Let’s take a look at some reasons why!
LED Lamps: The ‘Brighter Choice’
In recent years, the mercury content present in CFLs has drawn concern over product health and safety. CFLs, like all fluorescent lamps, contain mercury as vapor within the glass tubing.
When it comes to carbon footprint, LEDs emit just under 514 lbs of CO2 per year, in comparison to CFLs (1028 lbs of CO2 per year), and incandescents (whopping 4405 lbs of CO2 per year!). LED lamps are also energy efficient, using just 6 to 8 watts of electricity, versus CFLs’ 13 to 15 watts, and incandescent bulbs, which emit 60 watts of electricity!
Longevity is next on the list in favor of LED lamps; lasting a surprising 80,000 hours, in contrast to CFL bulbs (50,000 hours), and incandescent bulbs (10,000 hours).
Finally, safety should always be a priority and factoring point. LED lamps offer low voltage, are safe to install, can be exposed to rain/snow and contain zero filaments. However, CFL bulbs contain mercury and argon content; emits radio frequency radiation; emits UV radiation, and generates “dirty” electricity! Incandescent bulbs are deemed hazardous for use, containing a cocktail of toxic materials, in addition to its susceptibility to overheating and damage.
As the Sydney Morning Herald aptly put, “they last for decades, save electricity, offer extra features, and their prices are plummeting. It’s time you switched to LED.” Be mindful of your energy options. Visit www.EasilyGreen.com.au for all of your LED lighting solutions!
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