Making conscious decisions that can help the environment should not only be down to government officials. You can do your part by looking into solutions that will help to reduce your own carbon footprint. LED lights for example can provide you with a greener lifestyle.
Lighting is one of the biggest sources of energy that your home will use. Without lighting at night, activities become more difficult and safety becomes an issue. In this day and age it is not practical to rely on the light produced by a candle, so the best way to go green is to look at alternative lighting. LED lights are known for being one of the best solutions towards getting and living a greener lifestyle. This is due to the fact that they do not require as much electricity to function. Unlike a normal light bulb LED light bulbs have been designed to not only emit less heat but also use less energy to power themselves. Contrary to popular belief, LED lighting is not dim and dark lighting. There are a variety of different designs and colours to choose from. Making it possible for you to still enjoy a well-lit home, at half of the price and cut down on your energy usage.
Living a greener lifestyle means taking a look at every item in your home and how it uses energy. LED lighting should only be the beginning. Deciding to take on this journey will require time and dedication. Once you have sorted out the LED lighting around your home, you can begin to look at other avenues that you can change. Think about how you wash and dry your clothes, what you do with leftover food, what items use electricity. You can make simple yet sustainable changes throughout your home. Any one of the following, plus the LED lights, will help you to save money and cut down on your electricity usage:
- Air dry: there is absolutely no reason to use a tumble dryer on a hot or windy day. Tumble dryers use a lot of electricity to function and can cause major damage to your clothing. Even on an overcast day, in the middle of winter, clothes can dry naturally on a washing line, it may take longer but you will get the same result.
- Compost: instead of throwing away leftovers, consider starting a compost. It is a great way to get rid of leftovers in a natural way and can also eventually be used as soil. Planting your own fruit and vegetables is another way to live green and save money.
- Change to gas: gas appliances are better for the environment and obviously do not require electricity to work. They, like LED lights, reach the maximum heat or energy level as soon as they are “turned” on.
Going green is easy once you know the right way to go about it.
LED lighting solutions for you home
Here at Brightlux we can provide you with the first steps towards going green. Our LED lighting solutions are fantastic and we have a wide variety to choose from. Visit our website www.brightlux.co.za to view our products.