At the Park District of Franklin Park, we have implemented many ways to be environmentally friendly. Now, we want to share these tips with you! Once a month, we share one environmentally friendly tip that will teach you how to be kind to our planet. Our seventh environmentally friendly tip is invest in LED light bulbs for your home. At the Park District of Franklin Park, all facilities have made the switch to LEDS lights because they use less power and last longer. Depending on daily use, one bulb will last for decades. While LEDs may be generally more costly, in the long run, your energy savings will more than make up for the initial expense of making the switch to LEDs. You could save up to 80% off your lighting costs!
Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are a type of solid-state lighting — semiconductors that convert electricity into light. Although once known mainly for indicator and traffic lights, LEDs in white light, general illumination applications are today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technology. LEDs use up to 90% less energy and last up to 25 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs.