According to foreign media reports, it seems that the popularity of LED has played a very positive role in environmental protection. According to a recent survey by IHS Markit, the LED lamps used to quantify building buildings and outdoors reduced carbon dioxide emissions by about 5.7 million tons in 2017. This is equivalent to about 1.5% of the global carbon footprint.
In order to be more image, IHS has made a special analogy, which reduces the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent to turning off 162 coal-fired power plants.
It is understood that when the same light is produced, the LED lamp uses 40% less electricity than the fluorescent lamp, and 80% less than the incandescent lamp. As Jamie Fox, the chief analyst at IHS lighting and LED lights, said, the efficiency of LED is the essential reason for its environmental protection.
Compared with traditional bulbs, LED has many advantages, such as its longer service life, which means that the number of bulbs that people will need to produce is less, which can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution during manufacturing, transportation and marketing. More importantly, unlike fluorescent lamps, LED lights do not contain toxic chemical mercury elements.
Although LED bulbs have been published for several years, their high prices are deterring consumers. But now the situation has eased somewhat, for example, a group of 16 LED bulbs PHILPS the price even $25 (equivalent to approximately RMB 163 yuan) are not to, that is the price of each bulb in about $1.56 (equivalent to approximately RMB 10 yuan).