LED Lights as a Sustainable solution to replaces incandescent lights
Not too long ago I wrote in the technical answers to questions on my website for solar outdoor lights that ; " Solar LED were great for outdoor use but are not close to replacing incandescent ." Well my recent reading and research have proven me incorrect . As with many facts of life new developments have changed the outlook on the use of LED.
LED Light Emitting Diode have improved enough to transition from being a sources of ambient lights to a replacement for incandescent and other traditional forms of lighting . There are now LED light bulbs ,Led Fluorescent replacement bulbs, LED flashlights ,Led security lights LED traffic lights LED under cabinet lights , LED lighting for commercial Applications ,LED Task light, LED headlights ,intelligent LED that help cut costs in warehouses and industrial buildings ,vending machines , food retail lighting.
Energy Star recently stated that LED reduce energy usage by 75% and last more than 5 times longer than incandescent and fluorescent lighting . It is because of the t reduced energy usage that t he use of solar power to power LED light both large outside solar panels to small solar plates set directly on the light fixture.
The LED lighting revolution and setting the stage to obsolete incandescent light bulbs . Led lights offer a energy -efficient environmentally friendly (by reducing carbon emissions) lighting solution .
Currently the City of Des Moines is retrofitting city street lights and parking lot lights with LED to save energy costs . Initial cost is higher than standard bulb replacement . The final savings in energy use and extended life of LED bulbs are significant up to 50%. Another city is the process of utilizing solar LED lights on 9'-0" poles for to light up the main street for security .The old lantern style light is a decorative element that enhances the character of the main street .
A 9W LED light can replace a 70W incandescent ,or a 5 watt LED replace a 45 Watt incandescent in a recessed ceiling can light, LED can replace 100 watt Halogen security lights .
US Department of Energy report on LEDs states that widespread use of LED over the next 20 years save 120 billion in electricity at today's rates or the equivalent to 24 new power plants and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 246 million metric tons of carbon. That's a big savings figure for 7 % of the electrical use from lighting of businesses and homes .
Actual results as to whether LEDs replace incandescent depends on factors such as consumer acceptance ,and potential new technology development that competes with LED advantages over the incandescent light bulb.
It is now a reality LED Light Emitting Diode have improved enough to transition from being a sources of ambient lights to a replacement for incandescent and other traditional forms of lighting . There are now LED light bulbs sold at Home Depot . LED lights are great source of light and a great sustanaible product due to its low voltage and no/low heat production . Go sustainable with led lighting .