Why is it important to use energy efficiently?
We can find Energy Efficient labels on every second appliance available in the market. There are a lot of advertisements and promotions on using energy efficiently. So, what is energy efficiency?
Energy Efficiency simply means using lesser energy to generate the same level of output. Using energy efficient products helps in the following ways.
- Saves Money – Cuts down the amount spent on electricity bills and amount spent on procuring energy source.
- Saves and improves environment – Reduces the air pollutants emitted into the environment. It also helps fight the global climatic change.
- Enhances Quality of life– Provides more comfort and increase the standard of living.
- Improves the Economy – While we save on the electricity bills at home, it helps businesses and city, state and federal governments save on a much bigger scale.
What is Energy Efficient Lighting?
Electric lighting plays a major role in energy consumption. Using efficient lighting solution uses less electricity, reduces heat, and improves visual comfort. Efficient lighting solution maintains adequate and appropriate illumination.
All this is achieved by using energy efficient equipment, effective controls and careful design.
Traditional lighting solution used 90% of energy in producing heat to generate light and hence most of the energy got wasted in form of heat
The new modern lighting solutions use 70% less energy to produce light. These lights produce the same amount of light for less money. They also offer choice in colors and provide an option to choose the light level.
The most popular efficient light bulbs available are Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL). LEDs and CFLs have revolutionized the way lighting solutions are used. Options such as timer and photocells help to control the bulbs by turning them off when not used. Dimmers allow to reduce or increase illumination as required.
Among the LED and CFL lighting solutions LED is most widespread lighting option. LED Lighting is available in wide variety of homes and industrial products. The rapid growth in LED technology provides more efficiency in manufacturing and hence results in a lower price for the product. LED bulbs are durable and last 25 times longer than incandescent light bulbs.
How are these LED Bulbs different?
Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are a type of solid-state lighting – semiconductors that convert electricity into light.
Features of LED Lights
- LED lights are super energy efficient.
- LED Lights use approximately 85% less energy than halogen or incandescent lighting.
- LED lights also have a much longer lifespan than other types of lighting.
- LED Lights save huge on electric bills.
- LED allows electricity to flow directly through a semiconductor and is entirely converted into light with minimal heat loss.
- LED provides good quality lighting.
Benefits of LED Lights
- Cost Effective – LED bulbs cost significantly The cost incurred in purchasing the LED bulb is recovered over time (short-span) by saving on electricity bills.
- Energy Efficient – Uses just 12 to 17 watts of electricity. This is 1/3 or 1/30 of the wastage of CFLs and incandescent.
- Durable – Because LEDs bulbs are solid and don’t have a filament, they are more durable and don’t get damaged easily resulting in more saving in long run as the need for replacement is very less.
- Longer Lasting – LED bulbs last 20 times longer than other bulbs. As the energy consumed by LEDs is comparatively less.
- Less Heat – LEDs produce 85% less heat compared to incandescent bulbs hence reducing the temperature in the house.
- Safe – No mercury is used in manufacturing LEDs
- Control – LEDs provide an option to control them in terms of illumination, color, ON -OFF state, and automation.
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