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Frequently asked questions about LED Lights

What makes LEDs more eco-friendly than other lighting options?

At every stage of their existence – production, transport, and use – LED lights use less electricity than any other lighting source, which means they offer the least polluting source of natural light. The idea of consuming less electricity is simple on its face, but it has far-reaching implications. Lighting is one of the biggest causes of electricity use in the United States, and cutting lighting electricity consumption by 50 percent would have a monumental impact on carbon gas emissions. This is possible with LED implementation.

The production and disposal of LEDs releases far fewer pollutants, mercury being the primary concern, than with incandescent or CFL lighting. An LED lighting strip can be thrown away – or better yet, recycled – and it won’t release harmful nerve toxins into the air or the soil when it breaks, but every CFL bulb will. These are two big advantages that make LEDs more eco-friendly than other common lighting options.