What has been the most important global issue of the last 10 years? Poverty? No. Financial Crisis? Not even close. The Environment? Yes, yes and yes again. Elections have been won and lost because of this issue, BP are currently suffering devastating financial and Public Relations disasters because of their environmental legacy, deforestation is having huge consequences on environments, global warming is in the news every week. We are beginning to realise the mess that the world is in.
This sort of ‘Global Issue’ seems so far removed from us, so far removed from our homes and our communities, but in fact the reverse is true and people are beginning to realise it. Individually we are beginning to take note; most of us regularly recycle, we don’t go to the dump any more – we go to recycling depots, we all complain about over-zealous packaging in our consumables, environmentally friendly products have been outselling, cheaper, less sustainable products.
One of the smallest, and yet paradoxically most effective ways we can help the environment is by changing our lightbulbs to energy saving lightbulbs. More and more people have been doing this as sales show and they are reaping the rewards – saving as much as 80% from their energy bill. Yet there is more that can be done. More and more modern, bespoke lights (especially in the kitchen for some reason) feature LED Lights; they look sleek and small, they have a sharp brightness and work exceptionally well with dimmers; however, most of us don’t yet look for energy saving LEDs.
Well I am here to let you know that LED lights can be every bit as energy saving as conventional energy saving light bulbs. And you have more of them than you think – take a look around your kitchen.
Another area that we use LED lighting is in the garden, security lights, pond lighting and decking lights are becoming more and more popular in LED lighting – let’s make the energy saving version the only bulb to buy!