LED Lighting and the Environment

LED Lighting

LED lighting is now the go to solution for any modern lighting project. Environmental responsibility is now high on the agenda for most businesses. The less energy that is required to provide light – the better. And so LEDs provide attractive alternatives to other forms of lighting.

There are great environmental benefits to LED lights. LED bulbs can be up to 80% more energy-efficient than conventional bulbs and waste far less energy too.

Energy is produced only by transferring one form of energy into another. For ordinary (incandescent) light bulbs 100J of electrical energy is transformed into just 5J of light. The remaining 95J is transferred into heat energy. Electrical energy lights the filament within incandescent bulbs at a temperature of around 1100°C. Therefore because a heating process is required to create light energy this method of lighting has become inefficient compared to modern methods.

LED technology converts more electrical energy into useful light and less into heat. This makes LED lighting more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly than any other type of lightbulb. For example, compared to incandescent bulbs, the wattage requirement for LED lighting, for the same level of lumen output, is substantially different.

LED Lumens Per Watt Comparison Chart

led lumens per watt comparison chart

Using an older Emergency Lighting System is not good for the environment...

An 80% improved Emergency Lighting System is an obvious investment to make. Not only because LED lighting will improve energy spend in the long run, but it's also better for our planet.

It’s not as daunting as you might expect either. BLE stock a variety of LED lighting products to suit ‘retro-fit’ projects. Fixtures simply need upgrading, such as the B3L Bulkhead. We also offer on-hand technical expertise. Making replacing an older system a simple process.

Get in touch to see how we can help.