This winter season, upgrade your lighting and boost your home’s eco credentials at the flick of a switch.
The turkey’s in the oven, the jumpers are out and the presents are wrapped. What better way to kickstart the festive feels around Christmas time? With the increased spending, partying and travelling the season brings, it’s the perfect moment to check in with your impact on the environment. Let's take a look at how much collective energy use in the UK goes up around this time of year.
Cooking Christmas dinner leaves the UK with a collective £15m energy bill.
Add to this the cost of leaving the Christmas lights on (£3.75m a day), and the impact is huge. So why should we care about the amount of energy we use? Here's another mind-bending statistic for you.
72% of the world’s carbon emissions come from energy production.
Carbon emissions cause heat to be trapped in the atmosphere, warming up the Earth much faster than would happen naturally. This is what we call Climate Change, and it's hurtling towards us at an alarming pace. The good thing is that no action is too small, so reducing your energy use, and by extension your impact on the planet, is easy with Tala.
Our bulbs are built using components of the highest grade. From the LED chips to the sapphire substrate, they are carefully chosen for their quality and integrity. Replacing an incandescent bulb with one of ours would use 90% less energy and, over its lifetime, prevent 1 tonne of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.
This is just one way in which we are trying to reduce our impact, but of course no manufacturer is completely innocent. That's where our tree-planting programme comes in. For every 200 units sold, we plant 10 trees. This not only offsets our carbon emissions, it also aids the work of the Heart of England Forest in planting a new broadleaf forest to reverse centuries of woodland decline and increase biodiversity.
A Tala bulb lasts 15 times longer than a traditional bulb, so you won't have to change it for 5-10 years, depending on how much you use it. And by the time Christmas comes around again next year, the energy savings and avoided replacement costs will be noticeable. When you invest in Tala you invest in our ethos. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving.