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Use LED Bulbs to Save Energy Consumption

use-household-ledIf you are a wise and meticulous consumer, you have probably heard about the advent and the benefits that you’ll get out of using LED lights. After all, it does not only emit bright white lights, but it also uses energy efficiently. The mentioned feature has made it possible for household owners to experience a deliberate decrease of their monthly electric bills. However, if this is your first time to hear about its numerous advantages, then you’ve come to the right page as we are here to tackle about LED’s aid in saving energy consumption.

Before we move further to its functions and efficiency, let us first get to know more about LEDs or light emitting diodes. Basically, LED lights work under the principle of electroluminescence, which is dubbed as both an optical and electrical phenomenon, and is manifested when a material lights up when there is a course to electricity and the likes. This phenomenon is the main inspiration for LED lights. Nonetheless, the first invention of LED lights was in 1927 by Oleg Vladimirovich Losev. However, such discovery was not a hit during that time until it was later developed by American experimenters Biard and Pittman. Such innovation then led to the boom of light emitting diodes, which have remained popular until today.

As you can see, it took several years for the scientists to finally discover the main use of LED, which shows that its efficiency and functionality are, ironed very well leading to its numerous advantages to humanity. LED is dubbed to be the best lighting system in the market because of its efficiency in converting electricity into lumens or light. Research shows that LEDs are capable of converting 80% of its energy into lights while other brands like regular light bulbs and incandescent light bulbs only emit at least 40% of its energy into light. While LED produces 20% amount of its energy into heat, incandescent, on one hand, apparently consumes 60% of energy that is just converted into unnecessary component, which, in this case, is heat. This detail alone already shows that if you use LEDs, you are paying for the amount of light that you are benefited from. Nonetheless, if you use incandescent, you pay way too much for its heat rather than its light, which is an insignificant factor in lighting system.

In addition to that, exposure to heat is also lowered when using LED lights compared to the other brands. Take note that if you feel hot in your household, your air conditioning system may also automatically speed up, which is another factor in your monthly electric bill. In other words, using LED in terms of reducing energy consumption is a two-way process. Therefore, think about all the advantages that you could get from LED lights and all the disadvantages from non LEDs, especially in terms of its efficiency in using energy.

About the Author:

A senior writer and editor of The Green Guide and a father of 3 kids (1 girl and 2 boys). Rob's special interests include geography, enviroment study and hiking. Rob has traveled to over 100 places in 30 different countries in the past three years. His exotic and fun experiences will be talked in his new book which is going to be published soon.

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