The health and environmental benefits of LED lighting in your homes
LED lighting continues to attract more and more users attentive to the benefits of low-consumption LED bulbs on their health but also on the environment. In fact, compared to incandescent, halogen and compact fluorescent bulbs, LED bulbs are a much better solution. comfortable, reliable, safe and environmentally friendly.
The light produced by a LED lighting less attacks the eyes than conventional lighting. In addition, LED bulbs do not contain any product that is hazardous to health. The breakage of a light bulb is therefore not in itself dramatic and, as LED bulbs heat very little, they do not cause burns.
Low-consumption LED bulbs also have a lower impact on the environment compared to other traditional types of lighting. The first advantage is that they consume less energy than conventional light bulbs. In addition, there is a very good light output compared to incandescent lighting. At the end of their life, it is also easier to recycle the components of these bulbs.
Also, there are plenty of reasons to adopt LED lighting in your home.
LED lighting and health
When changing the lighting device in a home, it is necessary to consider the user and think about the impact of the products used on his health. Several questions must be asked:
- is the lighting pleasant and comfortable for the eyes?
- Are there any risks of burns?
- Do the bulbs represent a health hazard in the event of breakage or contact?
It turns out that LED lighting can bring more comfort but also more security in the home thanks to its components and the quality of the light emitted.
- Eye comfort
LED lighting is already present in our computer screens, phones and tablets without our realizing it. It can also be installed as interior lighting as a replacement for incandescent or halogen lighting.
The major advantage of a LED lighting lies in its luminous stability. It does not require any adaptation time (no heating time with a rise in light power) and immediately diffuses a homogeneous light. This advantage is particularly useful for places of passage, instantly optimally lit. In addition, LED technology does not produce any flickering that could obscure the sight of passers-by and cause headaches.
For more comfort, it is also advisable to choose a color temperature of the warm white type that does not attack the eyes and a power that corresponds to the activity performed. Calculate the LED lighting power of a room
- Absence of toxic products
Compact fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury. Also, in the event of breakage and contact, they can be dangerous for the health of the user. They require great care to be taken in handling them.
In contrast, LED bulbs do not contain toxic products and can be handled easily. In addition, unlike incandescent bulbs and halogens, they are very resistant to shocks and are not likely to break at the slightest stroke.
By cons all LED bulbs contain an electronic circuit, so you have to recycle them as a WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), unlike incandescent bulbs that could be thrown without great ecological risk in the classic trash.
- No heating, no burning
An LED bulb produces an average heat of 32 ° C while an incandescent bulb can go up to 150 °. Also, touching an LED bulb with your bare hand or accidentally is not dangerous, while contact with a hot incandescent bulb can cause serious burns or even fires ...
LED lights can therefore be installed in walls or at ground level without risking safety problems for users. This lighting therefore offers more creative freedom because it is a healthy and reassuring device.
Environment and LED bulbs
There are still debates on the environmental impact of LED lighting because if it consumes less than the others, its mode of production would be very energy intensive. However, positive points must be raised in the life cycle of LED bulbs both from a financial and an ecological point of view.
- Sustainable lighting
An LED bulb has a much longer life than an incandescent bulb. It offers around 40 hours of light compared to only 000 hours for a filament bulb. The investment in maintenance and replacement costs is therefore greatly reduced.
- An advantageous light output
The luminous flux of LED lighting is measured in lumens. The light output corresponds to the number of lumens produced for a power of 1 Watt. For comparison, an 8 Watt LED bulb illuminates at the same intensity (800 lumens) as a halogen bulb with a power of 75 Watts. Thus, an LED bulb consumes much less energy, about 10 times less, than a conventional bulb. The electricity bill will be relieved by the use of LED bulbs and the environment protected.
- The recycling LED bulbs
Their excellent lifespan (up to ten years) limits the quantitative need for recycling. In addition, since they do not consist of toxic products such as mercury, the recycling work is more limited and requires a less complex protocol.
LED lighting, winning lighting
THELED lighting in homes therefore has a positive impact on both users and the environment. In fact, low consumption light bulbs offer great comfort and optimum safety. This lighting does not need adaptation time and has a degressive end of life, reducing accidents linked to “the bulb that burns out” and leaving the user in the dark. The LED bulb can be changed at any time. It produces very little heat and does not cause any burns. In addition, without toxic products, it does not represent a health risk.
To these advantages are added a good environmental and financial balance for the user. A LED bulb that can illuminate for almost 10 years, its purchase reduces subsequent expenses. It is a wise investment, therefore, provided you choose quality led bulbs. In addition, at equivalent lighting, this bulb consumes less energy than compact fluorescent or halogen models. Finally, the absence of toxic components facilitates the recycling of these bulbs and reduces their impact on the environment.
If the purchase of an LED bulb is sometimes quite expensive, the price of quality, the consumer will find it from an ecological, energy, ethical and financial point of view.