A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finds LED lamps have a lower environmental impact than incandescent lighting, as well as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).
The report compares the three technologies throughout their entire life cycle, all the way from the manufacturing phase to disposal. Energy and environmental impacts of manufacturing, assembling, transporting, operating and disposing of all three lighting types are analyzed in the report.
Because LEDs consume only 12.5 watts of electricity to produce the same amount of light as CFLs (15 watts) and incandescents (60 watts), they were found to be the most environmentally friendly of the three technologies analyzed.
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