You should never underestimate the importance of simply switching things off.

LED lights may not be the first thing that come to mind when talking about energy saving.  However, due to their energy efficiency they have helped the UK take a big step towards reducing our carbon emissions.

Studies conclude that energy efficiency can make a real impact in helping us to reduce our carbon footprint. Renewable energy has helped reduce the UK’s consumption by 95 terawatt hours (TWh) between 2005 and 2019; some more efficient products helped save 103 TWh in the same time frame!

There is a negative though – the cost.

Renewable energy is not cheap and therefore unaffordable for many.

The best solution, especially for students who want to help the environment, is to invest in energy efficient appliances. EU regulation has helped the progress of UK energy efficiency, by placing strict product regulations on many household appliances.

LED lights are one of the best products to buy.

They’re often cheap and much more efficient than other light bulbs. This is because they convert 95% of energy into light and the other 5% into heat. In comparison, a traditional light bulb does the opposite, with 95% of the energy going to heat and only 5% to light.  This also helps to benefit the student financially, by lowering electricity bills, which can make some investments seem more worthwhile.

There’s a lot that we can do, and making sure that you buy energy efficient products helps to reduce your bills while saving the planet too.