Why Artificial Lighting is bad for the Environment [Infographic]

Light pollution is on the rise, with more and more LEDs lighting our homes, offices and streets at night. In 2011, LEDs made up just 9% of the global lighting market in 2011 but it’s predicted that this will rise to 68% by 2020. This increase in LED lighting will not occur without consequence however, as LED lighting already causes more damage to the world around us than we realise.

Many species of wildlife depend on natural light to regulate their circadian rhythm, sleep patterns, mating habits and feeding. Our artificial lighting interferes with the way other species live, putting them at risk and causing many fatalities.

There’s no way of avoiding artificial lighting, since society is so dependent on it to function, but luckily there are various ways that we can reduce its negative impact. By spreading awareness of the issue, actions can be taken to protect wildlife from danger whilst we continue to enjoy all the benefits of modern lighting systems.

This infographic created by 4ever Deck shows the ways in which our artificial lighting solutions affect the wildlife around us and provide some potential solutions to the issue.

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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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Eureka! Everything you need to know about Light bulbs [Infographic]

“There has been a sea change in the past few years, with the slow phasing out of standard incandescent light bulbs in favor of more efficient models such as LED and CFL. The latter two types can help to cut down on energy costs, and also have a longer lifespan than previous bulbs. Read this infographic for more information on the difference between each bulb type, and also tips on how to recycle your outdated bulbs!”

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Cost Comparison: LEDs vs Traditional Halogen Lighting [Infographic]

Originally posted by Chris Horridge on Expert Electrical
Thank you Brit for sharing!

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ACTING GREEN vs. BUYING GREEN [Infographic]

ACTING GREEN vs. BUYING GREEN [Infographic] | ecogreenloveSource: eLocal.com

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Be Eco: Join the Green and Share the Love!

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