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How Can Eco Lighting Save the World?

Posted by SEPCO

7/26/12 9:30 AM

Okay, well that might be a long shot, but eco lighting has tons of benefits and can not only lower your power usage in the home or office, it can do so much more. Eco lighting, or eco-friendly lighting as it is sometimes called, is being phased in while older, non-eco lighting is being phased out. Here is a great video I found at Inhabitat that explains it all.

http://youtu.be/xn8cHADwRkA

As the video states, old incandescent light bulbs are being phased out over the next three years. I’ve already changed out my light bulbs to CFL’s, but now that LED’s are becoming main stream, I can’t wait to change them over to LED’s. With more color options, no mercury, longer life and lower wattages needed for the same light; LED’s will definitely be the go to option.

So eco lighting may not be able to save the world all on its own, but it is a step in the right direction. Lowering power consumption in the home or office, or even on the streets, will in turn lower the need for non-renewable energy sources. This in turn will reduce the amount of energy required by renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. If we cut the amount of energy needed for lighting by 10% or more, the amount of renewable energy is that much less and the cost of installing is lower. Sounds like a win-win to me. What do you think?

Topics: General Lighting, Renewable Energy

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