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What is an LED Light?

May 14th, 2013 | Posted by EnergyEarth in Ask the Expert - (0 Comments)

LED light bulbs are the most efficient light bulbs on the market – you’ll save more than 75% on related energy costs just by switching from incandescent light bulbs to LEDs! New technology is quickly evolving to make them more affordable and versatile to fit your every need.

Feit 7.5 Watt (40W) Dimmable A19 LED

Feit 7.5 Watt (40W) Dimmable A19 LED

How Do They Work?

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are a Solid-State Lighting technology, or an SSL. Instead of emitting light from a vacuum (as in an incandescent bulb) or a gas (as in a CFL), SSLs emit light from a piece of solid matter. In the case of a traditional LED, that piece of matter is a semiconductor. The movement of electrons through the semiconductor material illuminates the tiny light sources. The color of the light in the LED is determined by the energy gap of the semiconductor. A small amount of heat is released backwards into a heat sink in a well-designed product, making LEDs basically cool to the touch. LEDs powerful enough for room lighting are more expensive than incandescent bulbs and CFLs, however; they have many advantages, including the lowest energy consumption of all light bulbs, longer lifetime, smaller size, faster switching, and greater durability and reliability.

LEDs do not have to be recycled since they do not contain any toxic materials. Because of their long lives and dependability, disposal is not pressing issue at this time. Although recycling options are limited right now, there are several drop-off locations available for both regular LED lighting and holiday string lighting. Visit Earth911.com or call 1-800-CLEAN-UP to find drop-off locations in your area or mail-back services.

Where Should I Use Them?

LEDs are an excellent choice for lighting in every room. They provide the same quality lighting that you’re already used to while using the least power of any light bulbs and helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. LEDs last up to 41 times longer than incandescent bulbs and 6 times longer than CFLs, thereby significantly reducing waste. This means that making the switch to LED lighting can save you $300 or more in energy costs per bulb. That’s amazing!

What Shapes of LED Lights Do We Offer?

Greenlite 8 Watt (40W) Dimmable Globe LED

Greenlite 8 Watt (40W) Dimmable Globe LED

Globe/Semi Globe: Just like the globes you already have, but more efficient; ideal for use in bathroom vanities, pendant fixtures and other areas where the bulb is visible. Semi globes eliminate light waste by directing the light forward.

 

TCP 12 Watt (60W) A19 LED

TCP 12 Watt (60W) A19 LED

A-Shape/A19: These maintain the same looks as incandescent bulbs and are often used in fixtures where the bulb is visible.

 

TCP 14 Watt (85W) Dimmable PAR38 LED

TCP 14 Watt (85W) Dimmable PAR38 LED

Reflector: As these provide directional lighting, they are ideal for ceiling fans, recessed cans, and tracking lighting; available in BR30, MR16, PAR20, PAR30, PAR38 and R20.

 

GE Energy Smart® 1.8 Watt (15W) Flame Tip LED

GE Energy Smart® 1.8 Watt (15W) Flame Tip LED

Flame Tip/Torpedo: These are perfect for wall sconces, some ceiling fans and fixtures, and covered outdoor fixtures where candle lights are desired.

 

Sylvania Silver DOT-it

Sylvania Silver DOT-it

Portable: These handy little lights are small enough to fit in your pocket but powerful enough to provide you with the light to need where you need it.

 4everLED

No matter what LED lights you choose, you’ll save every time you turn them on. And, with our 4everLED Limited Lifetime Warranty, should anything happen to your LED lights, we’ll replace them – for free! Just look for the logo to find eligible products and start saving today!

—The EnergyEarth Team

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Online shopping may be the greatest invention of the 21st century. Stay at home and buy new stuff? That’s the best of both worlds, if you ask us. But how green is it? We can’t speak for everyone, but at EnergyEarth, we try to make your shopping experience as green (and enjoyable!) as possible.

First, we start with cardboard boxes. Sounds like nothing special, right? But did you know that cardboard is actually naturally biodegradable? On top of that, if you help us keep used boxes out of landfills by reusing as long as they’ll still hold things, then recycling them instead of tossing them in the garbage, we can make a huge difference!

Cardboard Shipping Boxes

Then, after we fill your boxes with all the money and energy saving products you ordered, we fill the rest of the box with NOVUS® Eco-Friendly Packaging that is both made from 100% recycled material and 100% recyclable. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?

NOVUS® Eco-Friendly Packaging

Finally, we hand it to our local UPS man and it’s on its way to you! UPS has taken some pretty amazing steps to being more sustainable; plus, having the products delivered to you as part of a stop on a regular route actually reduces carbon emissions over you having to drive to the store multiple times a month.

So there you have it. You can feel good about shopping online with EnergyEarth. From products to packaging to delivery, we help you help the planet while you save money!

—The EnergyEarth Team

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Water Pik EcoFlow 4 Mode Handheld Low Flow Showerhead

Water Pik’s EcoFlow Handheld Showerhead is a handy, water efficient showerhead ideal for a variety of uses. It uses just 1.5 gallons of water per minute and features four basic modes: a wider powerspray, a concentrated pulsating massage and a low flow version of each. The showerhead can also be set to a combination of the two!

Low Flow Showerhead Powerspray Mode

Powerspray mode

The 5’ long hose makes washing your dog or rinsing kids after a bath easy! Plus, you can quickly rinse the walls and bottom of the tub after cleaning.

Overall, the showerhead is very sturdily built and attractive. The chrome finish gives the shower a clean, polished look, while the alternating chrome and black rings on the hose are striking and unusual (in the best way!).

Low Flow Showerhead Pulsating Massage Mode

Pulsating massage mode

We immediately noticed a difference in our water bill after switching showerheads – nearly $15 for two adults and a dog. While you may notice a small difference in water flow from your old showerhead, the OptiFLOW technology makes the difference minimal. Not your style? No problem. We have plenty of low flow showerheads. No matter what model you choose, we’re confident you’ll love it.

—The EnergyEarth Team

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