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4 Environmental Benefits of Switching to LEDs

Are you considering making the switch to LED lighting? Whether it’s for commercial or residential purposes, here are four environmental benefits of swapping out your fluorescent bulbs for LED ones.

The light-emitting diode (LED) is one of the most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technologies today. Not only does quality LED lighting last longer, offer better quality, and is more durable than other types of lighting, but it can also be used in a variety of settings for a number of purposes. 

This includes:

  • Kitchen countertops
  • Industrial and commercial lighting
  • Holiday lights
  • Recessed downlights

Our Calgary Electrical Contractors Offer LED Retrofit Services to Save You Money 

At FML, we understand that making a full LED lighting switch isn’t always easy. The upgrade comes with installation costs and time constraints, and it can cause disruption to your business or life. That’s why our team of licensed electrical contractors offer affordable and convenient LED retrofit services, whether you want to upgrade your lighting for commercial or residential purposes. 

This will allow you to upgrade your existing light fixtures to make them compatible with LED bulbs, lowering your costs and allowing you to enjoy your new and efficient lighting system almost immediately. 

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4 Environmental Benefits of Switching to LED Lighting 

We live in a rapidly developing and ever-changing society and one thing that continues to be an unfortunate result of this is the damage being done to our environment. Thankfully, innovation in lighting has led to LED bulbs, which can help us minimize our carbon footprint while saving money. 

Here are four environmental benefits of switching to LED lighting: 

  1. They last longer. LEDs can last up to 20 times longer than other forms of lighting. Not only will this save you money, but it will also have long-term benefits for the environment by reducing landfill waste, the production of new lamps, and the need for transportation and packaging — three very important factors when you’re considering the environment.
  2. LEDs contain no toxic elements. Unlike fluorescent lights that contain toxic mercury, LEDs contain no toxic elements. This means they are significantly less harmful to the environment, and they can be included in your normal domestic waste.
  3. LEDs have a brighter light so you need fewer of them. LEDs draw on much less power than traditional lighting, and they give off brighter lighting, which means you can create the same level of lighting with fewer lights and less electricity. This in turn will decrease your greenhouse gas emissions.
  4. There is less wastage. Standard LED lighting can be up to 80 per cent more energy-efficient than other lights and waste far less energy. For example, fluorescent lights convert 95 per cent of the energy they produce into heat and only 5 per cent into light. In comparison, LEDs convert 95 per cent of energy into light, with only 5 per cent being wasted as heat. By using less energy, this type of lighting greatly benefits the environment.

LED Lighting Can Also Help You Save Money 

Over time, the prices of LED lighting have greatly reduced and while the initial cost of upgrading to energy-saving LED lights may be higher than conventional lamps, you will save money in the long term by a noticeable reduction in your electricity, and by lowering your need for frequent bulb replacements. 

We Can Help Make the Switch to LED Lighting Easy and Affordable

To find out more about the costs and benefits of our LED lighting services, and to discover how our Calgary contractors can help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint, contact us at 403-863-8529 or fill in our online contact form.

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