LED bulbs snuffed out 570m tons of carbon in 2017

Jan 10, 2018, 12:09 PM EST
(Source: Chris RubberDragon/flickr)
(Source: Chris RubberDragon/flickr)

According to a report by IHS Markit, a world leader in providing critical information, analytics and solutions to corporate, the LED bulbs lit up in 2017 reduced carbon emissions by over half a billion tons, which is effectively the same as shutting down 162 coal-fired power plants.

Unlike other emissions control measures that are based on lifestyle changes or reduced consumption, LEDs benefit environment on account of higher efficiency, writes Green Matters.

These figures are calculated for LEDs used only in lighting systems and could be even better if automotive and consumer electronics featuring LEDs are included in the assessment, notes Business Wire