India is becoming the first country in the world to utilise the power and reap the benefits of LED Lighting efficiency, as well as becoming a global world leader in reduced C02 emissions. India’s Power Minister Piyush Goyal stated that the country hopes to use LED Lighting such as Energy Efficient LED Strip Lights and LED Rope Lights for Outdoor Use for all of the country’s lighting needs by 2019, which will help the nation greatly reduce the global burden placed on the earth by C02 emissions – a figure calculated at 2.7 crore tonnes of C02 every year.
This proposal comes alongside Piyush Goyal’s proposals to make all houses in India electrified before 2022, and make the proposed Indian bullet train affordable to members of the public with competitive pricing promised.
India’s stance on renewables is well and truly admirable, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Climate change is a topic which is prevailing almost everywhere you look in recent years, and as more and more countries are starting to stop and take notice of the effects of climate change, India’s decision has been welcomed by both scientists and environmental awareness groups.
This also holds a massive improvement for India’s infrastructure – utilisation of LED Lighting throughout the country means that an average of 7,725 MW will be saved in peak demand, further strengthening India’s power grids although the country has a very high population.
This decision has likely been made much easier by the falling prices of LED Lighting in recent years, thanks to increased production by larger companies such as Panasonic and Sony, and investment into research and development of LED Lighting which has led to very many improvements which meant that LED Lighting is the favoured choice of all manner of environments – Commercial and residential facilities can experience reduced energy costs, greater efficiency and a range of features such as smart lighting which simply isn’t possible with older lighting technologies such as CFL and Halogen bulbs.
Lots of cities across the world have embraced LED technology in projects such as street lighting in order to save money and energy for years to come. LED solutions such as energy-efficient LED rope lights and cost saving LED strip lights are well known means of saving energy and money on essential lighting, and many cities around the world have embraced this technology in the aim of delivering a superior lighting system which is reliable, and can last the test of time when traditional means are prone to failure.
The amount of money which has been saved by Cardiff City investing in LED Lighting has been substantial, and stands to be saved for very many years to come. As only a start, the city of Cardiff stands to save £750,000 per year in operational costs directly associated with the cost of running LED lighting compared with the traditional halogen and CFL lights which are very wasteful, compared.
That’s only a start, of course. In addition to the £750,000 saved directly from operational costs, Cardiff city council stand to save so much more when more when it comes to replacing blown lights. One of the most amazing things about LED Lighting is the fact that it lasts forever – the lights are much more resistant to damage occurring from acts of vandalism or environmental factors, which means far less repairs, and far less money spent on them.
The most important thing at the end of all of it is the environment. Cardiff city councils changes to the way their street lights are operated has meant that Cardiff city as a whole will reduce the total electricity it uses by a staggering 60%. This efficiency will go a very long way to contributing to the British Government’s goal to lower harmful carbon monoxide emissions (another side effect of the older lighting system) by 34% by 2021.
All in all, the evidence is conclusive. Wherever you live in the world, be it North Wales, the rest of the UK, or even developing countries such as India, LED Lighting is a massive boost to costs, repairs, and also the burden of keeping your country clean.