Environmental Benefits Using LED Lighting
LED lighting has witnessed significant growth over the years. Our last blog post discussed the history of LED lights. There are many contributing factors driving this increasing popularity. In particular, the Environmental Benefits Using LED Lighting are tremendous.
LED’s (light-emitting diodes) are a light source using semiconductor devices that produce visible light. According to the Department of Energy website, “the potential of LED technology to produce high-quality white light with unprecedented energy efficiency is the primary motivation for the intense level of research and development currently supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.”
Consumers are increasingly embracing LED lights. Walk into any home improvement store and you will notice the vast selection of LED lights available for residential use.
LED lighting is also seeing huge growth in commercial usage. Many industries are plunging into LED lighting. Using LED lights greatly reduces energy consumption. Efficiency, durability, reliability and long lasting use are among the many advantages as well as the environmental benefits using LED lighting.
Longer lasting means much less energy waste, as opposed to incandescent and fluorescent lights since LED’s are a type of Solid State Lighting. Also LED lights do not carry the hazardous chemicals found in incandescent and fluorescent lights. In other words, no toxic chemicals in a dump site.
LED’s offer highly efficient colored light sources with common colors in amber, blue and red. Falconer Electronics has been producing LED lighting for over 20 years. For example, we use LED lights in our MSHA approved Mine Lights as well as our safety lights which are all available in amber, blue and red.
Reducing the cost of LED lighting is a top priority to continue penetrating the U.S. market. As of 2015, LED lights represented 6% of all installed lights. Therefore the DOE predicts that number to hit 86% by 2035. Savings for Solid State Lighting energy use for lighting in 2035 will be 75% lower than if LED’s had not entered the market: https://www.energy.gov/eere/ssl/ssl-forecast-report
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