Savvy about the environment

11 November 2014

Savvy about the environment

The last decade has seen an acceleration in the adoption of LED (light emiting diode) lighting both for residential and commercial applications, a fact that pleases us greatly as LEDs are not only great energy savers, but fabulous material for creative minds!   Best of all, environmentally speaking, LEDs offer:

  • Energy efficiency – the 1-Watt LED runs up to 20 hours on a set of double A batteries – we promote the usage of rechargeable double A’s. This compares to less than 3 hours on the same power source for an incandescent bulb with similar light output or 8 hours on a comparable fluorescent bulb.
  • A long life span (less waste) – up to 100,000 hours 
  • Safety – no chance of combustion, since the LED chip runs much cooler that incandescent lamps. 
  • Sturdiness – the epoxy lenses are practically indestructible