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Switch to low-energy bulbs

Themes: Electronics, Energy

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Changing buld to low energy bulb

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If everyone in the UK changed their most used lightbulb for a low energy bulb, we could close down one power station1.

Did you know? LED lightbulbs use over 50% less energy than the traditional alternative.

This may only be a tiny difference per bulb, but if we all made the switch to LED, the collective impact could make a huge difference to the UK’s demand for energy.

The council has reduced its carbon emissions by 4,000 tonnes, and saved £1 million by installing energy efficient street lamps.

This small change will save you money – not a great deal but it will lower your electricity usage.

 

1Science Knowledge and the Environment: A Guide for Students and Teachers in Primary Education, Michael Littledyke, Liz Lakin, Keith Ross, Routledge, 19 Dec 2013

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Switch to low-energy bulbs

Themes: Electronics, Energy

Impact:
Effort:
Cost:
Changing buld to low energy bulb

Description

If everyone in the UK changed their most used lightbulb for a low energy bulb, we could close down one power station1.

Did you know? LED lightbulbs use over 50% less energy than the traditional alternative.

This may only be a tiny difference per bulb, but if we all made the switch to LED, the collective impact could make a huge difference to the UK’s demand for energy.

The council has reduced its carbon emissions by 4,000 tonnes, and saved £1 million by installing energy efficient street lamps.

This small change will save you money – not a great deal but it will lower your electricity usage.

 

1Science Knowledge and the Environment: A Guide for Students and Teachers in Primary Education, Michael Littledyke, Liz Lakin, Keith Ross, Routledge, 19 Dec 2013

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