Lighting is something that people in first world countries take for granted. Sunshine is abundant in most geographic areas and using artificial lighting is something that we have all become used to. The only time we really stop and think about it is when the power goes off or when the electrical bill gets too high. People rarely stop to think about the impact their lighting consumption has on the environment. The thing is the impact can be quite significant. In this post, we want to discuss the environmental threats that can impact the environment and the role that LEDified wants to play to minimise the lighting industry’s impact on climate change.

15% of the world’s energy consumption comes from the use of lighting.

Walk into any room around the world, whether it is an office building, hotel lobby or a restaurant, you will find the use of artificial light being used to illuminate the space. There’s an incredibly high-demand for lighting energy that will only continue to grow. In order to curb demand, people would need to change their consumption habits. This is extremely unlikely, so the next best option is to improve lighting technology, which will have a minor impact on consumption habits.

This is where the use of LED lights and LEDified comes in. LED light technology reduces energy consumption by up to 90%. Traditional light bulbs such as incandescent light bulbs would have up to 90% of the energy that is consumed in the bulb lost as heat. LED lights harness the energy that would have been lost, thus reducing energy consumption, demand and costs.

Most of the world’s carbon emissions come from the production of energy.

Majority of the energy that is produced comes from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil. The carbon emissions from these energy producers send tonnes of gas into the atmosphere, which affects the ozone layer and the Earth’s climatic conditions.

The environmental threat affects the health and wellbeing of people around the world, but people are failing to see the long-term effects. The polar ice caps will melt, oceans and sea levels will rise, more natural disasters will occur and agriculture will be affected to the point where it can lead to widespread famine.

There is a need to produce energy from renewable energy sources such as solar, hydro and wind energy farms to combat carbon emissions, however it isn’t something that can be rolled out to scale globally. In Australia, 20% of all energy produced comes from renewable sources, while the rest comes from the burning of fossil fuels. But the quick-win for a sustainable solution lies in LED technology.

Making the switch to LED lighting will have a profound effect on the future of the Earth. Get in touch and speak to a LEDified lighting specialist today.