What actions are needed to make a positive change?
The urgency for sustainable solutions has never been higher. The human race is in its own race against time to combat climate change before it is too late. In 2015, over 190 countries met and signed the Paris Agreement to combat climate change. The agreement forged a global action plan to minimise global warming to 2 degrees Celsius by minimising global emissions through government, business and residential initiatives. Educating people about sustainable habits and practices as well as improving people’s accessibility to sustainable technology.
LED lighting is one solution to solving sustainability challenges.
LED lighting is paving the way for sustainability. The technology minimises electricity consumption by up to 80% and also provides users with cost savings. In fact, if the world was to transition to LED lighting overnight, CO2 emissions would be reduced by 735 Mt, which is equivalent to 250 coal-fired power plants.
LED lights have been the best choice for reducing energy consumption, however LED bulbs and retrofitting costs were too high. Over the last decade, costs have dropped significantly and when combined with the savings benefit from energy consumption costs, more people are making the switch towards a more sustainable lighting solution.
People incorporating sustainability into their lifestyle habits.
People are incorporating more sustainable behaviours into their lifestyle routines. This increased consciousness should further help to reduce carbon emissions. Some popular habits include:
- Investing in energy saving technology.
- Investing in solar powered technology.
- Improving buildings lighting design so more natural light is used.
Eco-friendly lighting is the most important change in the lighting industry since the invention and commercialisation of the electric light bulb. The future of the planet is under threat from carbon emissions. However, LED lights can help combat energy consumption and carbon emissions.