1000 Flowers for the Planet - #305 Install LED Lights
LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights are the newest light source, which is becoming ever more popular, and for good reason. The original incandescent light bulbs we all used last about 800-1,500 hours, fluorescent lights last up to 10,000 hours, but the LED bulb can last up to 60,000 hours, so whilst they are a little more expensive in the first instance, their expected life span provides immense benefit over that initial cost. Therefore, in financial terms, installing LED lights will save you money in the long term. They have to be changed less often, saving time, do not emit any annoying noise at all, do not get hot to the touch, and come in different colours to suit a variety of applications.
Environmentally, LEDs are completely safe and do not contain any poisonous materials or gases that can subsequently be put into landfill or find their way into our water systems. They use far less energy, saving electricity, thereby saving fossil fuels, which is always a good thing. The next time you need to reorganise your lighting, install LEDs and help the planet breathe a little easier.