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LED Bulbs Reduced 570 Million Tons Of Carbon Emissions In 2017

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LED light bulbs have seen plenty of growth in recent years with the many advantages it has over traditional lighting. Costs have come down drastically and the technology has provided more options for consumers. That’s also paid off in terms of eliminating our carbon footprint, with emissions coming down by over half a billion tons in 2017.

IHS Markit, a London-based company that analyzes information and provides solutions for corporations, released a study that shows 570 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions were reduced thanks to the use of LED bulbs. This is an amount similar to shutting down 162 coal-fired power plants around the world. Considering LED bulbs generate just as much light, how does this all work?