On an average 830g of carbon content is released in the environment, when you consume 1 KWh of electricity. Research indicates that almost half of the carbon emission is due to electricity consumption. And when you break it down further, 17 percent of carbon footprint is contributed by lighting alone.
Before we discuss ways to reduce carbon footprint caused by electricity consumption, you need to understand the different types of carbon emission.
Types of Carbon Footprint
Carbon dioxide released in the environment as a direct result of an individual or an organization’s activity, like burning fuel or lighting a bulb. This type of footprint can be controlled by eliminating or reducing the frequency of CO2 emitting activity, such as upgrading to LED lights.
This is the indirect emission of carbon dioxide that happens throughout the life of a product. This includes CO2 content released in the environment during raw material extraction, manufacturing, use, reuse, and recycling of that product.
High level of carbon emission is having a detrimental impact on the environment, due to which the ozone layer is depleting at a faster pace. The effect of carbon emission can be seen in drastically changing climate, increase in pollution, and an overall rise in the global temperature. Individual precautionary steps need to be taken in order to save the environment for the future generations. So, think GREEN and switch to LED lights. Here is how they can help.
Why To Choose LED?
A LED bulb consumes 90 percent less energy, than a traditional halogen or incandescent bulb. This will help reduce your carbon footprint, as less fuel will be required to produce electricity for your house.
LED bulbs consume a fraction of energy compared to an incandescent bulb, reducing your carbon footprint by 6 tons per year, which is equal to 700 gallons of gasoline. So, you aren’t just saving your electricity bill, but also scarce energy resources.
LED lights are more durable, than incandescent bulb, which means you will incur fewer replacement and repair cost. This will help reduce the secondary carbon footprint of the product, as LED bulb last longer, less of them need to be replaced to fulfill the lighting requirement.
LED lights are manufactured using environment-friendly reusable material, that doesn’t end up in a landfill. They can be recycled to make other products, which further reduces its secondary carbon emission.
The switch to LED lights is a seamless process; these lights are designed to adapt your traditional electrical system. Just make sure you hire an experienced electrical service provider to get quality LED lighting solutions, like RHK Electrical. We provide round the clock electrician services to various areas in Cypress, TX.