(PRWEB UK) 12 March 2013
It has been reported in Burton Mail that last year’s event spanned a record of 152 countries. In the UK alone, over 7.6 million people got involved in the occasion which encourages individuals and businesses to switch all non-essential external and internal lights. The idea is to send a message out that more needs to be done to protect the environment.
The event originated in Australia in 2007, when more than 2.2 million and 2,000 businesses turned off their lights for the hour.
The specialists at Simple Lighting co. place a strong emphasis on remaining environmentally friendly. The site offers customers a great variety of LED tape lighting and strip lighting that is ideal for any room of the home. A representative from the firm shares their thoughts on the upcoming Earth Hour.
“It’s good to see people making an effort to celebrate Earth Hour. Here at Simple Lighting we think it’s a great idea, but why stop at just one hour? Making the switch to LED can help you reduce your carbon footprint.
“LEDs are considerably more energy efficient than typical fluorescent bulbs. They only lose 20% of their energy to heat loss compared to around 80% of normal bulbs. Not only does this stand to make considerable savings but is also much better for the environment. They are also free from mercury, a toxic element which can still be found in other bulbs.”
Established in 2009, Simple Lighting Company aims to provide high quality lighting at some of the most competitive prices on the web. The company has grown considerably in recent years and supplies over 4000 products, specialising in LED lighting, LED tape, LED strip lights as well as indoor and outdoor lighting. Simple Lighting Company considers customer service its priority, regularly adding new products to the website.