Who’s using LED bulbs?
Luxlive (the biggest annual lighting event in Europe) is a fantastic indicator of the mood and focus across the lighting industry. Back in 2013, Peter Riley (an engineer and lighting consultant) made plea for big retailers to do their part for the environment by mass adopting LED lighting technology. It has taken some time obviously, we’re talking millions and millions of bulbs but there is certainly cause for optimism.
In 2017, for example, Sainsbury’s promised to convert to LED lighting across all of its UK stores with the aim of reducing energy consumption by almost two thirds. Producing a whopping annual drop in greenhouse emissions by -3.4% . This has been part of a wider project to reduce its carbon footprint by 20% by 2020 (it looks like they are well on target to achieve that). Sainsbury’s we salute you!
Lighting actually represents 20% of all energy consumption across the UK so the switch to LED can make a profound contribution to our carbon footprint as a nation. Think about all the lighting we need outside of the bulbs we have at home; road lighting, airport lighting, retail displays, schools, hospitals, factories, cabinet lighting, electrical equipment, Christmas lighting, car and public transport, restaurants, clinics, the list goes on.
Here at LEDsupermarket.com we hope to see the full adoption of LED lighting by as early as 2025 and encourage everyone to do what they can to support the switch. Maybe next time you’re in a meeting at work and your team is wondering about your contribution to the protecting the environment, mention the benefits of LED light bulbs. It’s such an easy change to make and yet uses less than 80% of a traditional incandescent bulb.
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