Ahead of the game, Southampton FC already put in LED floodlights in 2014.
Old bulbs are on their way out, but usually there are a few remaining ones in our homes. Time to change.
What difference does it make?
Traditional bulbs only convert 10% of the energy they use into light. The rest is heat. LED bulbs turn 90% into light!
This activity lowers your carbon footprint by:
42 KG CO₂
What do you need?
- LED bulbs (see step 1 for guidance)
Step by step
Find any remaining standard light bulbs in your home. Turn them off and let them cool down. The wattage will be written on them. Use an online chart like this one to work out which LED bulb you will need as a replacement.
Buy LED bulbs and, with the switches turned off, fit them into your light fittings.
Take a photo of one of the family holding up the LED light bulb boxes, lit beautifully by the new energy efficient light.
Exceptional! Send us a picture of three of your LED bulbs and goals are yours!
Fluorescent lights are also an interesting alternative. Compared to traditional incandescent bulbs they are way more efficient! But still not as efficient as LEDs with a longer lifetime and less energy consumption.
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