Since first hitting the mainstream over two decades ago, LED lightbulbs have been critically acclaimed for being environmentally-friendly and eco-efficient. Now that it’s been years since that introduction, the LED bulbs are cheaper than they’ve ever been and as cost-effective as ever. In some cases, households who’ve made the switch to LED lights have reported a drop in their energy consumption for lighting up to 90 percent. For Canadians who haven’t already switched, now’s the time.
Now, no one’s making the argument that any one individual is going to save the world by switching the LED lights. That said, it’s important for each one of us to act responsibly towards our environment. There’s no reason not to make the switch. If everyone were to do so, the savings would be significant enough that a collection of small acts would make some difference – however small that difference might be in the long run. By taking control of your energy use and source, you’re supporting green technology and green initiatives. That’s one heck of a start!
Changing to LED lighting is fast, easy, inexpensive, and in all likelihood, you won’t even notice a difference. If you use lighting a lot in the home – and let’s face it, who doesn’t turn on their lights – incorporating LED bulbs is an important step in the right direction. If you’re a family, it also provides you the chance to educate your children on the importance of environmental sustainable choices. Assuming everyone saves up to 90 percent in their lighting costs, applied nationwide, that’s big. Although the upfront cost is higher than non-LED bulbs, purchasing LED bulbs will pay themselves of ten times over and likely more. The average lifespan of an LED bulb can be up to 20 years.
Using LEDs nationwide has been approximated to stop as much as eight million tonnes of CO2 from entering our atmosphere. That’s equal to three power stations! Comparatively, switching a freezer or fridge to an A+++ appliance might save you 20 percent in energy efficiency. Percentage-wise, LEDs are ten times more efficient than what they’re replacing. At the end of the day, all you need to do is change a light bulb.
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