The Three P’s Of LEDs: People, Planet & Pocketbooks

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LEDs Are An Important Climate Change Solution

Huffington Post, September 23, 2014

The People’s Climate March raised awareness about how important it is to find and use technologies that will help save energy, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and start to reverse climate change. One of the most promising and affordable technologies is LED light bulbs, also known as LEDs.

WHY SHIFT TO LEDS? The Three P’s…

Making the shift to energy-efficient lighting offers big benefits for people, the planet and our pocketbooks.

PEOPLE — LED bulbs help reduce air pollution, making the air healthier to breathe for kids and others who suffer from asthma, heart disease and many respiratory ailments.

  • Reduce air pollution — Most household energy still comes from coal-burning power plants. About 12 percent of the energy we use at home powers our lighting — from ceiling fixtures and under-counter lights to table and bedside lamps. An LED bulb uses 70-90 percent less energy than a standard bulb, limiting the need to burn that much more coal.
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