Just a few months back, the IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said, “Global carbon emissions are set to jump by 1.5 billion tonnes this year – driven by in the resurgence of coal use in the power sector. This is a dire warning that the economic recovery from the Covid crisis is currently anything but sustainable for our climate. Unless governments around the world move rapidly to start cutting emissions, we are likely to face an even worse situation in 2022.”
How serious are we about this statement? Are we all thinking of reducing our energy consumption? At present, lighting consumes around 10% of electricity in households and 18–40% in commercial premises. Then there are other areas like roads, monuments, water and so on. One of the easiest ways to reduce electricity consumption is through careful use of lights. As S (sigma) atoms make the universe, small savings of power (through lighting) inside each premises can make a big change.
If special initiative is taken by all governments to enforce compulsion on daylight integration, then we can expect a good result in this regard soon. Advent of LED lamps has made it very simple. Considering the present situation, more public awareness needs to be generated. Of course, lighting companies can play a significant role in this process of transition.
Strategic application of colour changing LEDs can be used to elevate moods of people, as the spread of the pandemic has increased the home-stay time for most of them. Beside cost saving, it is a nice way to keep them engaged, make them feel fresh and encourage their artistic ambition.
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