LEDs – The Green Alternative
The electricity consumption is an ever-increasing global phenomenon. It increases tenfold with developing technology and the need to upgrade the existent facilities. This overall consumption is higher in evolving countries as opposed to established countries. The rate of energy consumption in developing countries witnesses a 6-7 percent increase on a yearly basis.
Taking into consideration the above statistics there is a pressing need to cut down on the overall consumption of electricity on a global level.Finding means, equipment,andresources to make this possible is a global requirement. Hence, LEDs are one of the major steps in doing so.
Electricity consumption through “Lighting.”
Over 20% of the overall electricity consumption is due to “Lighting.”Spreading awareness with regard tocareful consumption and finding methods to ensure cost-effectiveand efficient consumption is now a necessity. It can also majorly cut down onthe production of carbon dioxide if there is a decrease in the number of existing coal plants. But this chain of events is only possible if we generate products that promote effective use and heedful consumption.
Electricity consumption in various sectors
The below are the statistical data that charts out the amount of electricity consumption that takes place in various sectors:
- Residential – 30-40%
- Industrial- 15-20%
- Commercial – 40-60%
- Outdoor – 10%
The above data clearlyindicates that maximum consumption occurs in the commercial sector like shops and showrooms. Thisis largely due to the use of halogen lamps and CFL bulbs used for the display cases in shops and showrooms. Replacing these options with LED lights can make a massive cut down in the overall consumption rate. The use of LED screens, LED displaysand LED signsin place of the normal light sources commercially will be a perfect way to cut down power consumption.
When you compare the average efficiency of worldwide light resources and that of LEDs in terms oflumens per watt, there will be a huge difference in the numbers. A normal light source has 20 lumens per watt efficiency. Meanwhile,an LED light source has an astonishing50-150 lumens per watt efficiency. Therefore, the use of LED lights can cut back on the overall consumption to a rough 50% from the current existent data.
LED lights: the better option as opposed to hazardous chemicals of other light sources.
Other light sources possess toxic and hazardous gases and chemicals like mercury, andthese light resources need to be disposedofscientifically due to their highly harmful nature. Developing countries cannot afford this sort of high maintenance disposal. Since LED lights do not contain such heavy metal toxicities or greenhousegases, they are far more beneficial than any other type of lighting system.
LED light sources are, therefore, the green technology of the future and possess the necessary features to cut down power consumption to a very large extent. It is not harmful and is a perfectly safe option in terms ofmaintenance and disposal. Due to these multiple advantages, LED lights should definitelybe a go-tooption when it comes to reliable and power-saving options.