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    10th November 2023

    Upgrade to LED Lighting to Lower Your Carbon Footprint

Beneath the surface of an apparently simple property or thing lies a complex web of wiring, insulation, pumping, lighting and other electrical systems. Things built and used by people such as buildings, businesses, and transportation leave behind carbon footprints, which is the total amount of greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide (CO2), generated by a structure or activity within.

According to the 2022 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the construction sector accounts for 34% of global energy demand and 37% of emissions. With climate change turning into a global concern it is high time we take steps towards decarbonizing the built environment and inspire others to take thoughtful actions.

LED lighting fixtures and connected lighting systems help customers reduce emissions and achieve carbon neutrality goals. In this article we highlight how increasing adoption of LED Lighting systems can reduce carbon footprint and create a sustainable environment for future generations.:

Substantial energy savings

LED technologies not only offer 50–70% energy savings, compared to conventional lighting but also save millions of tons of carbon emission. LED lighting systems connected to smart controls, and the IoT, can further increase those percentages. In addition, the installation and use of these human-centric lighting systems improves well-being and productivity.

Long-lasting

LED lights can last up to 50,000 hours or more in comparison to the traditional bulb’s lifespan of around 1,000 hours. During the lifetime of just one LED, you would have saved the use of 30 incandescent bulbs resulting in lower CO2 emissions. This extended lifespan not only reduces the frequency of bulb replacements or maintenance costs but also decreases the disposal of lighting waste.

Free from hazardous substances

LED lights do not contain hazardous substances like mercury, which is present in fluorescent lighting. Also, fewer raw materials are required for LED light production, thus minimizing resource consumption. This makes LED lighting safer for the environment and easier to dispose of. In addition, being resistant to shock, vibrations, and extreme temperature fluctuations, LEDs are suitable for a wide range of environments.

Recyclable

The materials inside LEDs are recyclable. Their recovery and reuse mean that finite natural resources are conserved, and greenhouse gases emissions are reduced. The materials inside used LED bulbs and chips are processed to recover the valuable semiconductor metals, thereby reducing the need for mining and manufacturing of new materials.

Overall, LED light fixtures are energy-efficient, durable and offer brilliant light output. Installing or upgrading LED lights is the simple way to do our bit for a sustainable planet.

Switch to energy-efficient LEDs to ensure a greener tomorrow

At Electric Way, a trusted lighting supplier in the UAE, we have energy-efficient products and solutions for decarbonizing the future. Lighting professionals at Electric Way can upgrade the lights in your homes or businesses to energy-efficient LEDs. From indoor and outdoor LED lighting fixtures to intelligent automation and lighting control systems, explore what’s possible with LED lighting from Electric Way on +971 4 8170777 or send your inquiry here.

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