One of the most significant energy efficiency technologies is mercury free LED lighting. We use social media, blogging, and other internet news and resources to raise awareness about the incredible energy savings associated with LED lighting technology. It offers 85% energy savings over incandescents. Light emitting diodes are mercury free unlike CFLs. LED lights can pay for themselves in about 1-2 years and last up to 25 times longer. CREE even offers a 10 year warranty. Could an investment in your home or business which lowers monthly bills and increases property value be safer than say,.. mortgage backed securities?  It's time to consider upgrading your energy efficiency.  

Mercury Free LEDs

Use of LED lighting has a great potential to impact energy savings in the United States. Widespread use of LEDs could save about 348 TWh (compared to no LED use) of electricity: This is the equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants (1000 megawatts each). Savings of more than $280 billion dollars by 2025. Source DOE

 

Why LED light bulbs are the best Energy Saving Light Bulbs

 

Top 11 reasons to choose LED Light Bulbs

 

CFLs contain mercury

 

Approximately 330 million energy saving CFL light bulbs are sold each year. EPA has issued special instructions. When these bulbs are broken they release vapors and solids which contain mercury. Don't  take  unnecessary  risk,  especially if you're pregnant or have children. Mercury is a proven cause of severe birth defects and diminished IQ.

 

Special care should be taken to clear the area when a CFL is broken. Ventilation systems should be turned off. Use a dust mask and rubber gloves when cleaning. Try to gather up all debris using tape into a glass jar or plastic container. The area should be allowed to thoroughly air out before restarting ventilation and using. Contact your local health department for location of hazardous material disposal site.  

 

Learn EPA guidelines for clean-up of a broken CFL light bulb