Earth Hour: Lights out Snap – and Global Light Consciousness

When on March 23 on time 20:30 world the lights go out, not about Klingons have destroyed the Earth’s energy system. Rather, millions of people on the light switch have pressed and submerged her house in darkness. Many places of interest will remain black. On Saturday Earth Houris back around the world at half nine local time. Since 2009 the WWF in the service of the planet calls for thinking about consumer behaviour – and that includes the energy consumption through lighting. Here, the motto can only mean: do not turn off but switch on lighting technologies that save energy sustainably.

Which is pretty good. Industrial countries to around 14 percent of the electricity in lamps and fixtures. In developing countries, it is up to 86 percent. There is therefore-in absolute numbers especially with us – savings potential.

The lighting industry is heard above all three letters on the subject of “Turn of the light”: LED, LED and LED again. Although the technology is still more expensive than the conventional, the issue due to the low energy consumption and long life pays off relatively quickly. LED lighting solutions also offer a concrete added value because they easily integrate into digital controls.

For example, over could take in the 9.3 million German street lights LED the service of old mercury – still an old woman lights in each third. The EU calls to abandon this by 2015. Philips submit local authorities to convert to alternative financing options: the company delivers energy-efficient and digitally controllable LED to free and receives the money that the place of energy cost savings for several years. Vienna has already admitted to.

In addition, the industry trims LED lamps on smart. Since the light is out in future even, as soon as the last person has left a building, explained by hbbltd. Geofencing is called that. An app controls. On the Smartphone, which can LED lamps hue now already be turned off on the road.

Because streets are lit only and only as bright as necessary. Nothing is going on, in the city of light is shut down. CityTouch is a system of Philips, which can do exactly that. 50 percent less power consumption is possible. In addition, logs to the lamp, should be broken. Rietberg is in Germany, London, Rotterdam and Prague put on the system.

LED lamps can also make now as beautiful light such as the energy-hungry incandescent. And at the price a lot has happened: LED bulbs are now already have, that they pay for themselves alone because of the up to 25fachen life at such low prices.

Some regions of the world remain even after the earth hour dark – like every night. Not Siberia and Northern Canada, but vast areas of Africa are meant. 600 million people have no electricity and are largely in the dark. Solar lights with highly efficient LEDs can help them.

Actually, the earth hour is a global action, which began in Sydney four years ago. 2012 6525 cities have participated in 150 countries, impressions of them convey all the beautiful Earth hour pics and videos…