Simple Lighting Issues Information on Energy Efficiency Following Earth Hour

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Following the success of the world’s seventh Earth Hour, the specialists at Simple Lighting have released a guide to how LEDs are more environmentally friendly.

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unlike fluorescent lights, LED lights are absent from dangerous gases when being disposed

Earth Hour which encourages people and businesses around the world to turn off unnecessary lights for an hour, took place on Sunday evening. The online retailers at Simple Lighting were quick to show their support for the event which works to increase awareness about climate change, however they believe the cause should be supported all year around. A representative from the firm explains how switching to LEDs can help households reduce their carbon footprint.

“It’s great to see Earth Hour gathering more attention; however climate change is something that needs addressing more than once a year. Because they are so energy efficient, LEDs can help people save money as well as help the environment. We’ve put together a few points to explain how.”

  •     LEDs are cooler- Typical bulbs lose approximately 80% of their energy to heat, whereas LEDs run cool, only losing about 20%. As well as being significantly more beneficial for the environment, they are much safer for use in the home, especially for those with children.
  •     LEDS provide more focussed light- LEDs give off light in a specific direction making them much more efficient in application than incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, which give off light in all directions.
  •     LEDs contain no hazardous materials- unlike fluorescent lights, LED lights are absent from dangerous gases when being disposed. One of the most hazardous substances present in fluorescent bulbs is mercury, which luckily cannot be found in LEDs. Not only is this much safer for the environment but also a lot more suitable for the home and workplace.

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.

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