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Use l.e.d lights to save energy and money

Here are some tips to save energy.

entertainment Updated: Nov 29, 2011 01:36 IST

Here are some tips to save energy.



1

Long Lasting:

The average life span of a LED (Light Emitting Diodes) Bulb is around 50,000 hours verses 8,000 hours for a CFL and 1,000 hours for an incandescent bulb.



2

Cost Effective :

Although LEDs are initially expensive, the cost is recouped over time as they consume lesser energy (only 2-10 watts) as compared to normal bulbs and CFLs. LEDs reduces energy consumption by upto 70-80% as compared to incandescent lights. LEDs do not cause heat build-up, thereby helping to reduce air-conditioning cost.



3

Durable and low maintenence :

LEDs, being solid state components, are relatively resistance to external shock, unlike fluorescent and incandescent bulbs, which are fragile.



4

Eco-friendly :

LEDs don’t emit harmful radiation unlike Ultraviolet or Infrared emitting halogen lamps. They do not contain hazardous metals such as mercury contained in mercury lamps, hence no disposal problems either!



5

Looks and versatility:

LEDs provide great aesthetic look compared to CFLs or incandescents as they are available in smaller wattage, provide directional lighting and control over colours and timing.



With inputs from Himani Gulati, Organiser LED Expo 2011