Benefits of LED [Infographic]

LED lighting has become an incredibly popular lighting source over the years due to the huge number of benefits they offer. LED light bulbs are semiconductor devices which efficiently convert electricity into light without the use of fluorescent tubes or filaments. LED light bulbs are incredibly energy efficient, able to convert over 80% of their energy to make light. When compared to incandescent bulbs, which give off over 80% of their energy as heat, LED bulbs are truly energy efficient.

Some of the main benefits of LED light bulbs include:

  • A lifespan of up to 40 years
  • Cost effective
  • Energy efficient

This infographic from Efficient Light explores all of the key benefits of LED light bulbs when compared to incandescent and halogen bulbs.

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6 Benefits to Using Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

In our never-ending war with germs, we tend to use any means necessary to thoroughly clean our home. Therefore, we rely on an array of dangerous cleaning products to do our dirty work for us. In an attempt to eliminate every trace of dust and bacteria, we use these harsh products that are not only harmful to our health but the environment as well.

Eco-friendly industrial products, as well as those made from household ingredients, have numerous benefits over hazardous ones commonly used in every home. Here are some of them.

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Green Roofs: The Urban Gardens of the Future

Urbanization has significantly decreased the amount of land that is available for farming. The great expanses of winding roads, towering department stores, and crammed apartment complexes have spread out so far that there is no longer the same amount of space left over for planting crops. Because of this, most of the people who live in the city don’t have much access to fresh fruits and vegetables outside of a grocery store. So those who can’t afford to regularly shop often just get by with whatever meagre provisions that they can scrape together. But there is a new gardening movement that offers a way to change all this. It is called “urban rooftop gardening.”

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Benefits of Going Green in your Business [Infographic]

Every business can see financial benefits from being environmentally conscious, thanks to both savings in your operating costs and consumer goodwill. When customers see that a company is sustainable or otherwise committed to ethical choices, 66% of them are willing to pay more for their products and services.

But saving the planet has immediate financial benefits, too. For example, reducing and optimizing your use of paper goods, as well as recycling the products you must use, helps your budget and your planet.

You can also save money by lowering your electricity use, and since idle electronics consume the annual output of 12 power plants, you’ll be doing the planet a big favor. And when you offer employees the opportunity to work from home, carpool, or use alternative transportation, you’ll see a reduction in commute-related stress and an increase in productivity.

As you make your company more environmentally friendly, let your customers know about your efforts. Support your changes with marketing and define the social purpose of your brand.

Your business can make a positive impact on the environment with a just a few simple changes. With these changes come a healthier reputation, lower operating costs, and a better bottom line.

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All about Apples [Infographics]

One of the most versatile fruits, apples can be baked, stewed, juiced and dried into many different culinary creations. “The apple is one of Earth’s most iconic foods, symbolising everything from health and beauty to evil and ingenuity.”

Scroll down to learn, not only the health benefits of this widely popular fruit, but also their varieties, their origins and which are the best to eat raw, to bake or to sauce.

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