Saving energy with a simple flashlight.
With the Green era upon us, many Americans are choosing to conserve water and energy in many simple ways. Recycling, turning off the lights when you leave the house, and watering your lawn less are all popular ways to help. But there is another, extremely effective way to help with energy conservation: LED lights.
LED bulbs, or Light-Emitting Diodes, are the newest trend to come to light. The benefits of LED bulbs are vast, and the only thing against them is their high cost. In short, LED is much more efficient, emitting more light at lower powers than traditional incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. They last over 50,000 hours, and some last as long as 100,000 hours, while incandescent lights last only 1,000 hours, and fluorescent only 10,000 hours. They have heightened durability, and are more resistant to various temperatures, as well as physical damage.
Initially LED technology consisted of mostly infra red lights, as well as red and blue wavelengths of light. These colors are not so helpful when it comes to household or flashlight use, but that technology has changed. Now you can take advantage of the high-efficiency of LED technology in your most crucial times.
Flashlights are normally needed in slightly desperate times; when the power goes out, when you are stranded while driving, looking for something important that can not wait until daylight, or in a place where light will not reach. When you reach for that flashlight, something has inevitably already gone wrong and dead batters or burnt out bulbs in your flashlight only make matters worse.
By switching to an LED flashlight, you can ensure that your bulb and batteries will last months, even years, longer than an incandescent or fluorescent flashlight. By using less power, the batteries can last many months longer, so when you’re stranded, you don’t have to worry about fumbling with new batteries in the dark. Additionally, you an almost guarantee that your LED bulb will never burn out. 100,000 hours is 11 years of continual use, while flashlights are rarely used continually.
If you are concerned about the environment, or even interested in higher quality, longer-lasting bulbs, consider switching to LED for your household, automobile and flashlight needs.