We can all agree that climate change has been all over the news in recent days. So far, we’ve seen substantial polar ice caps melting and horrific flooding in most parts of Africa and Asia; not forgetting the apocalyptic wildfires tearing through millions of acres on the American West Coast and Scotland.
Alarmingly, the fact of the matters is that all these unusual and extreme occurrences can all be traced back to climate change. Now, if you’ve been asking yourself, “What can I do to help heal the earth and stop global warming?” Well, you can start by switching to eco-friendly lighting fixtures at home; for example, wireless LED security light fixtures.
LED technology is simple, fairly affordable, and very easy to upgrade to; plus, it takes us a step closer to fixing our planet. But before we get into that, let’s look at a few basic facts about these fixtures.
Facts, Features, and Functions of Wireless LED Motion Sensor Lights
First of all, a wireless LED motion sensor light is an outdoor security fixture that’s often activated when movement is detected. These fixtures are great because they easily scare away intruders when they switch ON to notify criminals that their presence has been noticed.
The best part about these LEDs is that they are connected wirelessly. This means that they are connected to your home network and use it to relay important information about the state of your home’s exterior.
Anyway, let’s look at something more interesting about these fixtures.
Common Features of Outdoor Wi-Fi Security Lights
One of the biggest benefits of using LED lights is that they are very flexible and can accommodate many features. Now, when it comes to security lighting, the following feature trends are worth noting:
- Most wireless outdoor security lights come with cameras for video footage recording and remote surveillance.
- Some have speakers you can talk through to scare or warn the intruder from trying to access your property.
- Some come with voice recording capabilities that allow you to listen in on conversations made by intruders standing close to any of these security lights.
- Also, these fixtures can connect to the internet, allowing you to keep tabs on your property even when you are miles away. This feature is ideal for those who travel a lot and want to keep an eye on their homes when away.
- Some are solar-powered and have independent batteries. This is awesome because it means that your fixture will remain operational even in the event of a power blackout.
- Lastly, there’s the daylight sensor feature. This ensures that your light fixtures don’t activate during the day. Instead, only the camera is activated.
Awesome, isn’t it?
Now, I’m not saying that all wireless security lights come with these features. Therefore, you need to check these products first before buying one to ensure that it comes with most – if not all – of the features above.
So, how do they work?
A Look at Functionality
From the name itself, it’s easy to tell how these fixtures work. Basically, they are connected on a wireless network and relay information through it. If the network has internet connectivity, you can easily access your security light cameras and check out your property remotely.
Now, the best part about these systems is that they are motion-activated; i.e. they switch on as soon as there’s movement around their coverage area.
Once that happens, you’ll receive an alert followed by video footage to show you what’s happening. This amazing feature gives you ample time to react and take action to protect yourself, your family, and/or your property.
When installing wireless LED security fixtures, ensure you place each of them within your network coverage range to avoid malfunctions and feature failure.
Now you are all caught up.
Enough of that, let’s get down to the juicy bits, shall we?
How Do LED Lights Help To Curb Global Warming?
If you’re curious about how this works, here are six things you need to know about:
1. Low Energy Consumption
The first and most obvious benefit to our planet is the fact that LEDs use very little power compared to other types of light technologies. In fact, you can cut your lighting expenses by up to 80% with these lights.
The reason why LEDs use very little energy is that most – if not all – of the energy they use is converted into light; i.e. no energy is wasted in the form of heat. Therefore, these lights can use small amounts of energy and still manage to yield enough luminous efficacy for comfortable and bright lighting.
And it gets even better when you invest in wireless motion sensor light fixtures. It’s because these fixtures only switch on when movement is detected, hence, saving the energy that would have been used to keep the light ON all night.
Low energy consumption helps to fight climate change by reducing energy demand. This means fewer fossil fuels are used to generate power and fewer greenhouse gases released in the process. Awesome, right?
2. LEDs Have Longer Lifespans
On average, an LED wireless security light can last up to 50,000 hours of uninterrupted illumination. That’s about a decade of high-quality lighting. Funny enough, it’s more than 30 times longer than incandescent bulbs or at least six-times longer than CFLs.
A longer lifespan means that you don’t have to replace your fixtures regularly and this reduces the need to manufacture more of them to replace the current ones.
In a way, this reduces carbon emissions from the fixtures’ entire manufacturing process; from sourcing of raw materials to shipping the final products to the customer.
3. They Are Made of Non-Toxic Materials
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Unlike other lighting technologies like fluorescent and incandescent bulbs, LEDs consist of eco-friendly parts. This means that you won’t have to worry about toxic substances like mercury, phosphorous, and other toxic materials.
This simply means that there are less pollution and contamination on the Earth as a result of increased LED light usage. Simply put; LEDs have a much lower environmental impact and pose little harm to humans as compared to other artificial lighting sources.
This also makes it very easy to dispose of them when they outlive their long, useful lives. Pollution is one of the main factors driving climate change. Therefore, to stop the side effects that ensue, we have to minimize environmental pollution and contaminations.
4. Fewer Fixtures Needed
When using outdoor wireless motion sensor LED light fixtures, you’ll only need a few of them to get the job done. Here’s why:
- For starters, LED lights emit a lot of light. Therefore, a space that would have taken 20 incandescent bulbs to be lit properly might only need five to ten low-wattage LEDs to achieve the same.
- Secondly, their durability reduces the demand to make new replacements. That way there’s a very small greenhouse gas footprint as a result of LED light production and usage.
- Lastly, these fixtures offer directional lighting. This means that no light is wasted illuminating unnecessary areas like the ceiling.
Fewer fixtures needed mean low energy required to manufacture and run them. And that means more benefits to the environment. Get it?
5. Applicability and Adaptability
Another way that LEDs are helping to save the Earth is by being highly-applicable. Basically, you can use these fixtures in any environment and for almost any task. That’s because they are bright, efficient, easy to manipulate and have a higher CRI than most lighting fixtures.
Adaptability comes in when an LED outdoor wireless security light is modified or improved to suit its intended environment or use, for example, having a battery-powered for fixtures fitted in areas without access to stable power.
With capabilities like dimming, color-changing, and light temperature adjustments, working with LEDs becomes convenient, and worthwhile. This also means that demand for new lighting fixtures will go down, hence, reducing the resources used and emissions as a result of light fixture manufacturing.
6. Low-Volume Waste Materials
Lastly, due to the durability and adaptability of LED fixtures, very few are used at any given time. Hence, waste materials and worn out wireless security lights motion sensor fixtures tend to be low-volume most of the time. And this makes disposal easy, manageable, and environmentally friendly.
Evidently, LED outdoor wireless motion sensor light fixtures are a step in the right direction as far as curbing climate change is concerned. These fixtures come with tons of benefits to our environment as compared to other light sources. And most importantly, they don’t pose any direct or serious threat to human health.
About the Author
Nat Huang is the Chief Marketing Officer for ShineLong LED Technology Company, a Chinese manufacturer that specializes in providing LED Triproof lights and commercial lighting solutions to its global customer base through an official website. Follow him on Twitter @imrNat.