LED Lighting Is Key To A Greener Home
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – August 26, 2014 –Phrases such as energy efficiency, going green and reducing carbon footprint, have become buzzwords in households which play a meaningful role towards a more sustainable future.
“LED lighting is the perfect place to start and can assist in minimising your energy usage and managing your eco efficiencies, all whilst saving costs within the home,” says Michael McKechnie, Divisional Head for Digital Air Solutions at Samsung Electronics SA.
He offers the following advice and “need to know” insights for ensuring you get the best from your LED lighting solution:
Traditional lighting will soon become something of the past
LEDs provide for an improved lighting experience that generates true-to-nature tones and an array of colour temperatures from warm white bright to white light, bringing out the best in your home or office.
LED lights can easily last up to 40 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs, resulting in a dramatic reduction in labour and replacement costs. Further, the lights provide substantial savings on overall electricity bills, so much so that costs will be recouped in between one and two years.
In recent years, there was a drive by South Africans to be more energy efficient and to use compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). LED lighting however, has a number of additional benefits. It is 80% more energy efficient, the technology is mercury, UV, infrared free and the bulbs are more durable, lasting up to 5 times longer than a CFL. By replacing 40 incandescent bulbs with a single LED light bulb, you will not only save money but also contribute to a greener environment in your entire home or office.
Consumers investing in lighting solutions need to take cognisance of the fact that old technology, such as Halogen or Incandescent Lamps, use 40 Watts of energy, while the new LED lamp utilises only 6,7 Watts. At the same time, LED lights can provide a brightness of up to 250 Lumen, further exceeding the performance of traditional lights at 210 Lumen.
A change to LED lighting involves no renovations
LED lights can be fitted into existing sockets, replacing incandescent fluorescent or halogen bulbs. The Samsung LED range also boasts an incredibly long life span – of up to 8 years – ensuring that light bulb purchases are few and far between. In addition, these bulbs ensure fewer CO2 emissions, contributing to a greener and more eco-friendly environment.
McKechnie concludes: “Samsung remains a leader in eco-friendly, eco-conscious, next generation light source technology and we look forward to continuing the expansion of our range of LED lamp solutions. Based on our extensive experience with LED technology, we are in a unique position to deliver exciting smart solutions for the LED Lighting industry. Our ultimate goal is to connect the digital dots in our customers’ lives and we are well positioned to deliver LED solutions for the smart homes of the future.”
LED lighting solutions are available from leading retailers and Samsung Brand Stores.