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Recent study shows remarkable real-life carbon emissions reduction by LED lighting usage

Table of Carbon emmisions saved by companyOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we’re obviously big advocates of LED lighting. We’ve talked about the money savings one can get with an outdoor LED lighting system, and cannot stress the importance of energy savings and the environmental friendliness of outdoor LEDs enough.

It doesn’t take long after poking around our site to see that we love the numbers involved with the cost and energy savings of LED lamps. While addressing questions such as “How much energy do outdoor LED lights really save?”  we’ve given some great examples, like the fact that a 20-bulb outdoor LED lighting system uses only slightly more energy than two of those 60-watt bulbs that were standard in your house growing up. We’ve touted that with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis’s LED lamps, you can use 60-80% less energy.

LEDs saved HOW MUCH in CO2 emissions?!

However, while we love numbers and examples of energy savings by using LED outdoor lighting, it’s hard sometimes to separate the theoretical energy savings from the actual usage “in the real world.” But according to a recent report by analyst firm IHS Markit, it was calculated that in 2017 alone, LED lighting cut carbon dioxide emissions by half a billion tons. Yes, you read that right. Half a billion tons! To put this into perspective, this is the equivalent to shutting down 162 coal-fired power plants.

Houzz magazine recently reported in their 2017 Landscape Trends Study that as many as 73% of homeowners are upgrading to LED lighting. Yet, even with this upward trend, these numbers are both surprising and impressive.

After many years of tracking the market share of top LED component suppliers, IHS Markit was able to determine which how much carbon each company was able to save.

Halogen Verse LED Comparison

The principal analyst of this study, Jamie Fox, says that it’s not just the component companies responsible for such a drastic reduction in carbon emissions.  Lighting companies such as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis contributed significantly by using the leading companies’ products in our outdoor LED lighting solutions.

"LED component companies and lighting companies have transformed their industry,” Fox said. “They are fighting climate change much more effectively than other industries, and they should be given credit for it.”

Save Energy With Minneapolis LED Outdoor Lighting System Upgrades

Even if you’re not installing a new outdoor lighting system, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can help you contribute to saving the environment by retrofitting your older system with LED lighting, which will not only reduce your carbon footprint but is a cost-effective solution, saving you money on your energy bills.

So what are you waiting for? Upgrade your existing outdoor lighting system with LEDs to join the movement. With every retrofit, we can further reduce CO2 emissions for an even more impressive number in 2018. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis at (763) 317-0827, email us at or  drop us a line via our contact page to be a part of positive environmental change.