It’s time to think about our environment

Recently, when problems of the developing climate change come at a greater level, it seems reasonable to think of taking steps towards decreasing our global footprint. Since lighting contributes 5%-10% (other professionals even say 25%) to the common electricity bill of the developed world, it seems a good idea to try to decrease the energy consumption of our incandescent light bulbs. In addition, a hard pressure comes from the government’s side to get us revise our habits and try something different. While the solution already exists, people still hesitate. Albeit, it is likely that we do not even think about that change is affordable and rewarding, and that it will leave some money in the pockets at the end of every month.
There are some facts about the [traditional|incandescent]{incandescent}incandescent light bulbs that would persuade you.
·    The electricity used over a lifetime of a single incandescent light bulb costs from 5 to 10 times more than the cost of the bulb.
·    Changing one light bulb can save approximately $12 per year.
·    Professionals estimated that if only three of the existing bulbs were substituted in all of the US based households and they were run140 hours a month, it would spare 23 million tons of carbon dioxide.
·    This means that the energy demand could be reduced by the amount of 11 coal-fired power stations and it would skimp up to $1.8bn.
What is the solution?
I’m sure you have heard of LED lights before. Those are the ones that are running in store windows to light the products, from toys to birds. They are even lighting the Christmas decoration of a nice festive fair by snaking around the Christmas tree and all the stands. These are all LED bulbs.
Every one of these bulbs consume 70% less carbon dioxide and put out the same amount of light as an traditional light.
Additional advantages of the LEDs:
·    LED bulbs last 10 times longer than the CFLs and way longer than the traditional bulbs.
·    Because LEDs do not have a filament, they are not damaged under circumstances when a conventional incandescent bulb would be broken. Because they are solid, LED bulbs hold up well to jarring and bumping.
·    LEDs do not produce heat so they do not contribute to the heat build-up of a room. Thus, they do not hurt the efficiency of the air conditioning systems.
·    No mercury is used for manufacturing LEDs.
·    LED bulbs use 1/3rd or 1/30th of energy compared to incandescent bulbs or CFLs.
·    LEDs are cost-effective. However, a decade ago their initial price was greater than for incandescent bulbs, as the LED industry developes, production gets mass therefore cheaper. Not to mention the maintenance costs that are far lower than for conventional bulbs.
·     Because of their low energy consumption, LEDs are portable. Therefore they can be used to light remote areas as well.
So why would people say no to these LED bulbs? Money is not a reason and there is not more that is worth to {mention}. The answer is possibly that they do not know about this opportunity. However, the media started to write some articles about the topic, it was forgotten at some point. Now it’s time to dust it again.

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