Electric light bulbs consume significant amount of energy. Some studies conducted over the last decade states that electric lighting burnt up to 25% of the average home energy budget. The electricity consumed by a single light bulb over its entire lifetime is close to 20 times the original cost of the bulb (in North America). However, with the advent of Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) and Light Emitting Diodes (LED) the energy consumption for lighting has drastically reduced, in other words LEDs has revolutionized energy-efficient lighting industry.
Though CFLs are energy efficient, they are nothing by smaller versions of fluorescent lamps, so they are harmful to the environment and human health. Disposing CFL in landfills can cause lasting harm to our environment. However, LEDs are safe, small, and extremely energy efficient. With rapid technological advancement the new LED bulbs are getting smaller and brighter. In newer models LEDs are grouped in clusters with diffuser lenses. Manipulating the diffuser lenses has broadened the applications for LED for home and industrial use. Initially when LED was commercialized for home usage, it was way too expensive, significantly more expensive than CFL, however, with the advancing technology LEDs are cheap and offers safe and clean lighting. However, there is another revolution is happening the lighting industry. In addition to cheaper and efficient lighting we are moving towards pure lighting.
New Age Lighting
Scientists and experts are in pursuit of taking clean lighting to a whole new level using a concept called as photo-catalysis. Scientific studies on photo-catalysis started about 25 years ago. When Titanium dioxide (TiO2) was used as a photocatalyst for environmental purification. We all know that chlorophyll in the plants break water molecules and release oxygen while reducing carbon-di-oxide to glucose using the light energy (sunlight). Likewise, the current progress in the area of TiO2 photocatalysis results in breaking of water molecules in the atmosphere into hydrogen and oxygen using light energy. This oxygen helps in air purification, sterilization and even in cancer therapy.
This NASA developed technology is used by the manufacturer Pure-Light to manufacture a bulb named Pure-Light Super Oxygen Light™. These bulbs are based on a patent pending technology, and has been proven to breakdown 99.9% of all microbes present in our home like bacteria, viruses, fungi, molds like MRSA, E-COLI, SARS, STAPH, CRE, Salmonella, Anthrax, Plague and several other strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria and viruses. These bulbs also destroy allergens and odor causing chemicals in the air. Since it destroys odor, there is no need for room fresheners with harmful chemicals. These bulbs are 100% eco-friendly, odorless and cool to touch. It is also energy efficient and uses 70-90% less energy compared to the conventional CFL bulbs. You don’t need anything extra, as they fit in to regular socket. Make your house brighter, safer and cleaner and in the process reduce your carbon footprint and save the environment as well.