LED lights are something that are evolving very quickly, and currently they are one of the most energy-efficient types of light on the market, but in a few years they are going to become even more efficient as technology advances. Many companies are working on reducing the energy that this solid-state light need, and there are many advancements that are being made in order to shrink the environmental footprint of light.
A recent report has been issued by PNNL, the company that developed lighting of this kind, and this report shows that LEDs have a smaller environmental impact overall compared to traditional lighting. They are also less environmentally damaging when they are disposed of, and overall they are a form of light people will want to change to in the future.
The report looked at three main types of lighting, LED lights, fluorescence, and incandescent light bulbs, the latter of which are the traditional type. All of these different light bulbs were considered for their environmental impacts, and the report gathered a great deal of information about the manufacturing process, their useful life span, and what happens when they are disposed of.
It was clearly shown that incandescent light bulbs are the most inefficient of all of those available, and that fluorescent lights and LEDs are much more environmentally friendly. The move towards the other type of light bulbs has become more profound in recent years as people move away from traditional incandescent bulbs because they are becoming aware of both their environmental impact, and also the increased amount of electricity that they consume.
People are realising the by switching to either fluorescent bulbs, or LEDs, they are going to save a significant amount off their energy bill. All of this probably indicates that incandescent bulbs will one day become a thing of the past as LEDs and fluorescence takeover.