Other Environmental Considerations

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

There are many things that can contribute to a greener lifestyle. Focussing on “the 3 Rs” -Reduce, Reuse and Recycle -can lead us to more environmentally sustainable life style.

Reducing is the first and most effective of the three. Simply the best way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place at all.

Reusing comes second. It is very important for us to be able to reuse most of our old resources, to stop dumping them in landfills and to reduce the resource requirements of producing replacements.

Recycling is the third and is an excellent way of saving energy and conserving the environment.

Go Green LED and Reduce Reuse and Recycle

Go Green LED lighting specialists are dedicated to protecting the environment by providing high quality, environmentally friendly LED lighting. We need to light our homes, shops, warehouses and factories in the most efficient way to reduce energy consumption, reduce the emission of CO² and choose environmentally gentle, long-lasting lighting. LED lights offer maximum efficiency, save energy, minimise electricity bills and, most importantly, are environmentally friendly.

Reduce

The life of solid-state LED lighting products is about 40 times longer than the most common incandescent bulbs and 3-7 times longer than metal halide fittings. That will create a future problem for bulb makers, whose current customers buy replacements frequently. LED lights can greatly reduce our consumption… and that can be a step to reduce waste, resource use, frequent bulb replacement, and to minimize maintenance costs.

Reuse

All our LED lights are made under R.O.S.H. (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) certification. This certification offers assurance that a product is made predominantly from environmentally friendly, recyclable parts. The extruded aluminium heat sink used in LED Flood lights, LED high bay lights, LED street lights and many others is often manufactured by using 80% post-industrial recycled material.

Recycle

ROSH certification means that the LED lights are made of 95% recyclable materials. This is greatly different from high pressure sodium, mercury vapour, metal halide and fluorescent lights containing nasty gases, mercury and lead which, apart from being dangerous to our health, are not recyclable.

Lighting and Mercury

With LEDs, unlike other lighting options, there’s no cost to society for dealing with mercury or lead. Mercury, a neurotoxin, is found in small amounts in compact fluorescent bulbs, metal halide, mercury vapour and other light sources. It can be very dangerous to our health and the environment.