It’s becoming increasingly important to make decisions that minimise any negative effects on our environment and help avert the consequences of climate change.
Luckily in addition to appearing brighter and more modern, LED lighting has a range of benefits which can help you to positively impact the environment.
LONG LIFE EXPECTANCY
LEDs are designed to last up to 25 times longer than halogen bulbs as they don’t contain parts which “burn out” or break over time. You could expect an LED to last on average 50,000 hours, compared to just 2,000 hours for a halogen bulb.
As a result, fewer replacements are needed and the demand to produce new LEDs is reduced. So in addition to keeping your vehicle moving and saving you time and money replacing lights, less resources are required for manufacturing, packaging and transportation.
LEDs can withstand impact and vibration and have no moving parts or filaments. The epoxy cover of LEDs also makes them more durable than glass bulbs which are prone to breakages. This adds to the life expectancy of the product, (reducing the quantity of LEDs produced) as well as reducing the risk of injury to people and animals which can be caused by glass bulb breakages.
Considerably less power is required to produce the same light output from an LED lamp than other light sources. This reduces both the power and fuel consumption of the vehicle, helping to increase the range of electric vehicles whilst reducing greenhouse emissions and the demand from power plants.
LED bulbs also typically convert 95% of their energy into light and only 5% into heat, making them very energy efficient compared to halogen bulbs which waste a whopping 90% of their energy as heat!
LEDs don’t contain any mercury and emit very little to no UV radiation. When disposed of in landfill sites, toxins found in other types of lighting can contaminate the environment and have dangerous health implications for humans and wildlife.
Without these hazardous materials, LEDs can be disposed of without any specialist carriers, reducing emissions caused through transportation. As a bonus, 95% of an LED is recyclable, reducing unnecessary waste!
The combined effects of each of these environmental benefits has the potential to make a huge positive difference to your carbon footprint and our environment.
So with these factors in mind, in addition to higher visibility, a wider colour temperature range and more flexible design choices, LED lighting is an ideal choice for your vehicle lighting.