LED lighting significantly reduces carbon footprint

LED lighting significantly reduces carbon footprint

LED lighting has positive effects on the environment by reducing carbon footprint

Most of the UK’s electricity is produced by burning fossils fuels such as coal. If we lower the electricity we use to power our lighting, we will dramatically reduce our carbon footprint. Upgrading traditional fluorescent lighting to LED is the easiest way to do this and will make a significant difference in terms of carbon reduction, and results in a more energy efficient workplace.

LED lighting uses less than 80% of energy compared to the standard incandescent bulb. This alone will help reduce your carbon footprint due to the small amount of fossil fuels being burned in order to produce it.

Reducing your carbon footprint by upgrading your lighting to LED has never been easier; with options to replace the existing light fitting or retrofit the existing bulbs to LED. Replacing the existing bulbs does not require a drastic change, but you will still receive the LED benefits.

Another benefit that comes with LED lighting is its longer life expectancy compared to traditional bulbs.  LED lighting lasts over 20 times longer (up to 63,000 hours of use) meaning it won’t need to be replaced as often, which will reduce your carbon footprint even more.

ESL dispose of old LED bulbs and fittings efficiently meaning they will not end up on landfill sites, instead it will be recycled. As a result, the whole lighting upgrade process is environmentally friendly and energy efficient.

Benefits of reducing carbon emissions:

  • Improve air quality
  • Slow down climate change
  • Cost savings
  • Health benefits

What does this mean for you?

This is an even bigger reason to switch to LED lighting. Each school, hospital, warehouse, council building, can save money on their electricity bills over time and with a longer lifespan, less maintenance is required. Less electricity is required to power LED bulbs which is why your electricity costs will eventually be much lower than before.

Switching to LED is a straightforward yet significant move for the environment, and if the majority of businesses switch to LED, a huge environmental change can be made.


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