Changing your lighting to LED may seem like a small change, but small changes add up. As Earth Day approaches, razorlux.com is proud to look back on 2016 and see the impact our products have made on energy consumption for homeowners and businesses.
In 2016, Razorlux.com sold over 2.9 million LED products, everything from 5 Watt LED A19 bulbs that replace 40-Watt incandescents to 35-Watt LED wall packs that replace 400 Watt metal halide fixtures.
PLT 4 ft. LED tubes alone reduce energy consumption by 31.6 billion Watts per year.* That’s enough energy saved to power Dallas Cowboys’ Stadium for an estimated 1055 games (about 66 regular seasons), about 139 years of free electricity for a mid-sized IHOP**, or 13 round trips to and from the future in Doc Brown’s DeLorean.
Razorlux.com is also proud to provide the proprietary brand, PLT. Held to the same standards as more expensive brands, PLT products have developed a reputation for quality that has them flying off the shelves.
As an added bonus, many of our PLT products are DLC 4.0 Listed, meaning they qualify for rebates from some energy providers. Of our top ten best-selling LED lighting in 2016, four of them were PLT, including our top selling antique bulb, wall packs, and T8 bulbs. Not only sold on the razorlux.com website, these products are also available on Amazon.com and Walmart.com alongside other top brands.
Every October is Energy Awareness Month.
Take these steps to help reduce your energy consumption.
1. Shutdown your computer
Computers are some of the biggest energy users in office buildings. Turn your monitor off at night and ditch the screensaver. Today’s computers can be turned on and off over 40,000 times. Opting to shut down over using a screensaver does not affect your computer’s lifespan. (EnergyStar). So power down!
2. Choose the right light
LED bulbs are the most energy efficient lighting option. LED bulbs use 75% less electricity than incandescent bulbs (Energy Star). The also have no mercury, and last about 25 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs (DoE).
3. Eliminate vampire power: unplug idle electronics.
Devices like televisions, microwaves, scanners, and printers use standby power, even when off. Some chargers continue to pull small amounts of energy, even when plugged in (a good judge of this is if a charger feels warm to the touch). In the US, the total electricity consumed by idle electronics equals the annual output of 12 power plants (EPA).
4. Use a power strip to reduce your plug load.
To avoid paying for this “vampire power,” use a power strip to turn all devices off at once. Flipping the switch on your power strip has the same effect as unplugging each socket from the wall, preventing phantom energy loss.
5. Turn off the lights
Just one switch and you’re done!
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