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What’s 400,000 Times Heavier Than a Sierra Redwood Tree and Was Saved by Led Lighting?

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Puget Sound, we are big believers in being good stewards of the environment. For this reason, we only install LED outdoor lighting. It uses 80% less energy than Halogen and the lamps last for years and years before needing replacing. Best of all, it looks as good or better because it doesn’t change color as it ages or begins to burn out.

Carbon Emissions Reduced by Half a Billion Tons

Carbon emissions comparison chart from 2017

We’ve informed you in the past about how you can lower your carbon emissions by using LED outdoor lighting, but nothing speaks louder than real measured data!

According to a recent report by analyst firm IHS Markit, in 2017, LED lighting usage reduced carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated 570 million tons. Yes, you read that right, over half a billion tons!
That number is so large; it is hard to fathom. So, we offer a few comparisons:

  • 400,000 times heavier than a Sierra Redwood Tree.
  • 50,000 times heavier than the Eiffel Tower.
  • 90 times heavier than the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Additional environmental benefits of LED not measured in this study are the pollution and emissions saved by cutting the production, shipping, and sales of traditional bulbs, as LED bulbs last 10x longer leading to lower production volume.

That’s half a billion tons of gas, not in our atmosphere that would have been if incandescents or fluorescents were used instead. In just one year, we have saved half a billion tons of CO2 emissions, imagine what our continued work to retrofit outdoor lighting system could do in the next year, five years, and ten years.

We urge you to call us today to upgrade your Seattle outdoor lighting system to LED for energy and cost savings that are priceless. Call (425) 414-8885 for a custom quote on your LED outdoor lighting retrofit.