LED Bulbs and Carbon Footprint
Save Money : Less Energy
Save money by switching to LED lights and reduce your carbon footprint. LEDs last longer and uses less energy than other types of lighting. LED lamps have a lifespan up to 25 times longer than incandescent lamps, and are much more efficient than most fluorescent lamps. LED Bulbs Reduced Hundreds of Millions of Tons Of Carbon Emissions last Year
The efficiency of LEDs is essentially what makes them environmentally friendly.
Costs of LED’s have come down drastically and the technology has provided more options for residential and businesses.
Because there are so many LED varieties, choosing the right LED Light is entirely different from picking up an incandescent. Before you head to the store, find out what you need to know about choosing the right LED bulbs.
Watt & Lumen
Contrary to common belief, wattage isn’t an indication of brightness, but a measurement of how much energy the bulb draws. An LED bulb with comparable brightness to a 60W incandescent is only 8 to 12 watts.
Forget the Watts, The lumen is the real measurement of brightness provided by a light bulb, and is the number you should look for when shopping for LEDs.
Watch out for Non-dimmable LEDs
Dimming LED lamps can save energy and changes the visual appearance and mood of your space. LEDs are not always compatible with traditional dimming switches. Non-dimmable lamps are not designed to work in a dimmable circuit as both lamp and circuit may get damaged.
What is Color Temperature of Light Source?
Color temperature is a description of the warmth or coolness of a light source.
Most white light is not pure white, it’s usually got a bit of a tint.
“Warm white” generally means a yellow-ish type of white, and is preferred for living spaces and “cool white” means a blue-ish kind of white and is preferred for visual tasks because it produces higher contrast than warm light. Somewhere in between lies “daylight white”, which is pretty much the whitest kind of white. Cool, warm and daylight are pretty imprecise terms, though. Color Temperature is not an indicator of lamp heat.