Low-Impact Lighting: 4 Environmental Benefits of LED Bulbs
Sustainability is not just the right thing to do; it's crucial to the success of your business. Consumers demand a solution to pollution and climate change, and will pay more for products with smaller ecological footprints. The most successful businesses meet this demand head-on; doing everything they can to be environmentally conscious. Take the first step to sustainability by adopting LED lights into you exhibit design. Environmental benefits include:
LEDs last considerably longer than their incandescent and CFL counterparts. The average bulb can stay on continuously for 50,000 hours, compared to 8,000 hours for the average CFL bulb and only 1,200 hours for incandescent. This means that you can leave an LED light on constantly for nearly 6 years before you have to replace it. The less often you have to replace a lightbulb, the fewer new lightbulbs will need to be manufactured, which means that less energy and fewer resources will be spent making them.
In addition to indirectly reducing the need for energy in manufacturing, LED lights also use less energy in their own right, making more efficient use of the electricity they receive. LED technology is 80% efficient, meaning it turns 80% of the energy it consumes into light and only 20% into heat. By comparison, incandescent light bulbs are only 20% efficient. Thus for the same amount of light, you will use considerably less energy with LEDs than with any other bulb.
When CFL lights first hit the market, consumers had a difficult choice. On the one hand, CFLs used less energy than incandescent, thus reducing mercury pollution from coal plants. On the other, the bulbs themselves contained mercury, exposing consumers to the toxin if they broke. LEDs present no such dilemma. They contain no mercury, making them safe to use in your workplace, exhibit space, or at home.
LEDs are the most resilient light bulbs on the market. They are much more likely to survive the physical trauma sometimes common on a tradeshow floor during install and take-down. This means that even in the face carelessness or accident the risk of broken glass is minimal. Not only does this keep your employees and clients safe and free from frustration, but it also reduces your company's contribution to landfill crowding, manufacturing, and resource use.
LED lights reflect a commitment to sustainability, and what better place to show that commitment than at your next trade show? Light Craft Manufacturing offers LED display lighting, stem lights, lamps, and other fixtures to accommodate any trade show exhibit design. For more information, visit our website today.