The festival of Diwali is right around the corner. This festival imparts the moral value of the triumph of the good over evil. Diwali is celebrated as the return of Lord Ram after a struggling life of 14 years and finally slaying the evil Ravan. According to lore, to welcome Lord Ram, the whole kingdom of Ayodhya was lit up with diyas on this day. Diwali symbolises light after darkness in life.
However, nowadays we seem to have taken the essence of Diwali in a way – in name of removing darkness, we end up bursting millions of firecrackers every year causing terrible smog. On top of it, our Diwali decorations have become extravagant and consist of decorative plastics materials and incandescent lights which are not eco-friendly.
Here we share a few eco-friendly tips to celebrate an environment-friendly Diwali this year.
People tend to buy huge ‘Torans’ made of plastic to decorate the house. You can use natural flowers instead. You can also get creative and make your own flowers by using air-drying clay.
Earthen Diyas are one of the eco-friendly ways to celebrate Diwali and get light into your house in the traditional sense of the festival. Diyas can be a version of Diwali lights as well.
When it comes to choosing decorative lights for Diwali, LED lights are a convenient option if you want to use other lighting solution than just diyas. LED lights use 90% less energy and come in various hues. This gives way to a decrease in power cost and ultimately reduces light pollution in the environment. LED lights do not contain harmful chemicals such as mercury. In addition, LED lights have a long life so you can reuse them for a few years.
Indiabulls LED offers different types of LED lighting solutions. Not only there are LED lights to light your indoors but also to light up your outdoors. From bulbs, batten, downlight and strip lights you are spoilt for options to choose from.
Diwali has always been a festival of lights. However, in recent years it has turned out to be the festival of noise. When we buy firecrackers, we actively contribute to child labor, noise pollution and air pollution. We play a role in affecting the health of small babies and senior citizens. Firecrackers do not have any positive impact on our environment.
So, let’s have a peaceful Diwali celebration without the firecrackers. This will not only lower the levels of pollution but also will not cause any health hazards for anyone –be it humans or animals.
Out of all festivals that we celebrate in a year, Diwali celebration causes the most noise pollution, light pollution and air pollution. This Diwali, we at Indiabulls LED urge you to take constructive steps for the betterment of our environment. This Diwali, choose the right lights and switch to LED Diwali lights.