How LED lights will help you join the “Go Green” movement

Are you still wondering about the benefits of LED light?

There are many reasons why we should all consider going green. Many climate changes that have occurred in the last few years are no coincidence; it is pretty obvious that our consumption of our planet’s resources has risen to the point where we all depend on oil and other natural resources to perform our day to day tasks. One way to help is by switching to a more efficient way of consuming energy. One of our main energy consumers is light and whether you are aware or not light plays a big role in our day to day task. We need light for almost everything we do, let’s face it we don’t do anything in the dark other then sleep.

Light-emitting diode (LED) products for general illumination have the potential to save energy and improve lighting quality and performance in comparison to many conventional lighting technologies.

Here are some of the reasons why you should consider jumping on the green bandwagon:

LEDs last as much as 20 times longer than other lighting sources
LEDs also are designed to provide more than a decade of near maintenance-free service. Less servicing also reduces environmental impact.
LEDs consume way less energy than any other light source. LED lights use only 2-17 watts of electricity, which is 25%-80% less energy than standard lighting systems.
•The widespread use of LEDs could save about 348 terawatt hours (compared to no LED use) of electricity: This is the equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants (1000 megawatts each), and a total savings of more than $30 billion at today’s electricity prices.”
LEDs contain no mercury, unlike their HID counterparts, whose mercury-laden remnants can seep into our water supply and adversely affect sea life, and those who eat it.
•A U.S. Department of Energy study concluded that switching away from incandescent reduces the environmental harm of lighting by three to 10 times. And as leading-edge companies continue to revolutionize the LED industry, LEDs are only getting better. According to the study, by 2017, LED bulbs will have half the impact of today’s LED bulbs and 70 percent less impact than today’s CFLs, which are not expected to change significantly.
LED lights contain no toxic elements. Most offices currently use fluorescent strip lights which contain noxious chemicals such as mercury. This will contaminate the environment when disposed of in landfill waste. Disposal has to be arranged through a registered waste carrier so switching to LED avoids the cost and time implications required for compliant disposal – and helps to protect the environment from further toxic waste.
LEDs have a better quality of light distribution and focus light in one direction as opposed to other types of lighting which waste energy by emitting light in all directions, often illuminating areas where light isn’t required (such as the ceiling). This means that less LED lights are needed to achieve the same level of brightness given off by fluorescent and incandescent lights. Fewer lights will reduce energy consumption and will therefore be a benefit to the environment.
•A longer life span means lower carbon emission foot print. LED Lights last up to six times longer than other types of lights, reducing the requirement for frequent replacements. This results in using fewer lights and hence fewer resources are needed for manufacturing processes, packaging materials and transportation.

Here at Lighting of Tomorrow we strive to transform the way people use energy – We offer efficient, affordable smart lighting solutions that allow our users to sit back and watch their energy bill drop dramatically.

Lighting of Tomorrow is an authorized dealer for the best local national lighting brands and wholesales quality LED products for commercial and industrial applications. L.O.T. focuses on working with schools, hotels, car dealerships, hospitals, gas stations, shopping centers, restaurants, public buildings, residential buildings, offices and commercial facilities around the nation. L.O.T. has built its reputation by helping commercial facilities reduce their energy and maintenance expenditures by 70% or more. We can assist in all aspects of the LED lighting process from working with lighting audits, photo-metric reports, financing, and even installation if needed. We have the experience and knowledge needed to ensure the LED solution for each application is seamless. We are one of the few companies that can reduce HID lighting by 85% & T8 Fluorescent as much as 75%.

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