Would you like to save money and improve the environment? Then choosing LED is an simple choice to make. LED lamps are easy to install into existing sockets and you can begin to enjoy significant savings immediately.
LED is highly energy efficient – Less heat, more light, lower cost
Use less electricity for the same light output – 85% less electricity when compared to conventional lighting and around 18% less electricity compared to CFL. Worldwide, around 20% of electricity is consumed in lighting. LED can make a big impact on your energy use. Savings really ratchet up in areas such as security, where lights are left on for longer periods.
LEDs can achieve energy efficient and consume 85% less power than incandescent bulbs. Since LEDs use only a fraction of the energy of incandescent bulbs there is a dramatic decrease in electricity costs. The long life span feature of LEDs helps achieve even more energy efficiency.
LED lamps have a long life span up to 50,000 hours, which mirrors a stark contrast to an average incandescent bulb having 1,000 hours only. LED lamps will last over 17 years before needing replacement.
Using LED lamps reduces energy cost, as they use 85% less energy than incandescent bulbs. If an 85% efficient LED system had been used at home, there would be a cost savings of AU$50 on electricity on one light during the year.
Long life span of LEDs tremendously reduces labour cost and maintenance cost of replacing bulbs, especially in commercial applications with massive use of LED lamps. Using LED lamps also reduces cooling cost as they generate very little heat, which creates a cooler environment and less electrical energy for air-conditioning.
Unlike most conventional fluorescent lighting bulbs contain large amounts of toxic and polluting materials like mercury, LED lights are free of toxic chemicals like mercury or harmful gases.
Why recycle is essential
Mercury-containing lamps include everything from the small compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) used mostly in homes to the fluorescent tubes commonly used in offices and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps such as mercury vapour and metal halide used for street lighting and sports grounds.
According to the report from WHO in 2016
- Exposure to mercury may cause serious health problems, and is a threat to the development of the child in utero and early in life
- Mercury may have toxic effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems, and on lungs, kidneys, skin and eyes
- Mercury is considered by WHO as one of the top ten chemicals or groups of chemicals of major public health concern.
Therefore at MEH, we, as the promoter of FluoroCycle (http://www.fluorocycle.org.au/index.php) are pround to promote the recycle of old lamps through several specialty recyclers in Australia.