U.S. Department of Energy Report on LEDs

LEDs help the environmentWe have dedicated many posts to informing the public on the many benefits of LEDs, how they’re cost-effective and more efficient, but according to a recent report, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy, a massive amount of energy was saved in 2012 due to the use of LEDs. Such data reinforces the belief that LEDs are one of the best technological advances of this century, benefiting both humanity and the environment.

If you have been on the fence in terms of LEDs, asking yourself, “Should I light my home with LEDs?”, now would be a good time to make that switch. You would have the support of the U.S. Department of Energy.

In the article, “LED lights saved $675M in energy costs in 2012,” Michael Graham Richard of Mother Nature Network reports, “In 2012, about 49 million LED lamps and luminaires were installed in the nine applications. LEDs in these markets saved approximately 71 trillion British thermal units (tBtu), equivalent to an annual energy cost savings of about $675 million.”

That is, clearly, a very large number. Applications refer to the uses of LEDs. This may include everything from streetlights to traffic signals. LEDs, however, continue to evolve, as people find new uses for them. The possibilities are truly endless. We already have fans and electric razors with LED control indicators, not to mention clocks, microwaves and DVD players. Our day-to-day lives are rapidly becoming more efficient.

Although LEDs benefit us greatly with cost-effectiveness and efficiency, the environment perhaps benefits just as much, if not more. By using less energy, LEDs contribute to a cleaner environment. Traditional light bulbs, for instance, contain mercury and put carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. They also add to landfills. As we move headfirst into a greener future, we will have to rely on LEDs. Man and LEDs will evolve together.

LEDs help the environmentAs the primary provider of LEDs in Central Florida, Illuminations USA knows full well what a switch to LEDs can do to a neighborhood. Where there was once an incandescent neighborhood of carbon emissions and waste is now a cost-effective green paradise. Wouldn’t you like your home and neighborhood to be a cost-effective green paradise? Just look at the picture to your right. Now, imagine what the globe would look like if we all utilized LEDs…

If interested in making that switch, call us today!

Source: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/energy/stories/led-lights-saved-675m-in-energy-costs-in-2012