According to a famous holiday song, Christmas is “the most beautiful time of the year.” While this always proves true, Christmas has also become one of the most wasteful, stressful, and draining seasons. Along with yuletide celebrations come a massive consumption of items like gift wrappers, food, electricity, and many more. Even though the holiday only comes once a year, the impact of the waste produced during the occasion is undoubtedly negative and intense.
But Christmas doesn’t always have to be that way! Want to celebrate a guilt-free eco-friendly Christmas without sacrificing the fun and festive feels of the holiday? Check out this list of tips on how to make this year’s yuletide season a greener one and have yourself a merry eco-friendly Christmas! There are various eco-friendly products
to use and many ways to capture the holiday spirit with Mother Nature in mind.
4. Have a zero-waste Christmas dinner.
Winner, winner, zero-waste Christmas dinner: plan your Christmas dinner ahead of time!
Christmas is that time of the year when family and friends come to visit, making it a must to have food to serve your guests. But did you know that besides plastic bags, Christmas dinner leftovers are also one of the most discarded wastes during the holiday? To avoid food waste, set a realistic expectation of how much food your family and visitors will consume.
And for a greener Noche Buena this year, choose recipes that don’t need too many ingredients and are easy to cook. If you can’t estimate the amount of food consumed, at least try to choose dishes that will keep well as leftovers. Avoid individually wrapped food when shopping for groceries, and buy in bulk instead to lessen food package waste. Lastly, avoid serving food on disposable dishes and cutlery.
5. Make sure your Christmas lights are LED.
Make the switch and choose LED lights for decoration this year!
Adorning the house with bright Christmas lights is a beloved holiday tradition observed by most Filipinos. How you decorate your home with lights says a lot about your holiday spirit, plus it makes a positive impact on your mental health. While keeping Christmas lights on all night seems like a brilliant idea (literally!), take note that doing so can cause harmful effects to the environment, so make sure to introduce some changes! This holiday season, replace your standard incandescent lights with LED Christmas lights
. The latter emits brighter lights and consumes less energy than incandescent light. They also don’t get hot to the touch, so they are safer to use.
Find the perfect LED light for your home at OSMAR LED Lightings!
Lights are essential house components, and using LED lights is one of the many ways to save Mother Earth. With OSMAR LED Lightings
, you wouldn’t have to worry about looking for trendy and eco-friendly house lighting that’s affordable! And while you’re at it, check all the lighting in your house as well to see if you need to switch to LED lights.
The Solar Panels and Floodlights (pictured on the left) are the store’s best-seller, while the Foldable Blade Ceiling Fan with Tricolor Light (shown on the right) is energy-saving as it is multi-purpose!
The store’s best-selling products which are the Solar Panel and Floodlights (10 watts - PhP1,430; 25 watts - PhP1,430; 40 watts - PhP1,950; 60 watts - PhP2,600; 100 watts - PhP3,900; 200 watts - PhP 4,680) can operate for up to 13 hours and have a total burning hour of 50,000 hours or 4 to 5 years. OSMAR also offers innovative lights such as the Foldable Blade Ceiling Fan with Tricolor Light (PhP15,000). It features three different shades (white, warm, and a combination of white and warm) and a Bluetooth-enabled speaker. Light fixtures of different designs such as Drop Lights (PhP1,200 to PhP3,000 for LED bulbs and PhP3,000 to PhP9,500 for built-in LED lights) are also available.
The 3-Way Panel Lights have a total of 30,000 burning hours or at least three years. Meanwhile, the 220V Outdoor Strip Lights come in 5 different colors.
OSMAR also offers lights for both indoor and outdoor use. One great indoor lighting option is its 3-Way Panel Light that comes in two types: a recessed type (PhP285 to PhP625) and a surface-mounted type (PhP350 to PhP690). The panel lights have three rims in total that emit different shades of light. Meanwhile, the 220V Outdoor Strip Light (5050 LED with 60 LEDs per meter: PhP1,000 per 10 meters and PhP6,000 per 100 meters; 5730 LED with 120 LEDs per meter: PhP1,200 per 100 meters and PhP8,500 per 100 meters) can be placed anywhere and illuminate anything, and its various colors are perfect for your Christmas decor. The strip light is flexible and easy to install, making it the ideal outdoor lighting fixture.
LED Wall Lamps are some of the various eco-friendly residential lights to choose from.
Aside from residential lights, OSMAR LED Lightings also offer the following commercial and industrial lights: LED light bulbs, Wall Lamps, Ceiling Lamps, Chandeliers with 3-Way Light, Track Bars, Track Lights with Eye, Solar Street Lights, LED Emergency Exit light, and LED displays.
Being eco-friendly doesn’t have to get in the way of being festive. All thanks to OSMAR LED Lightings
, you can finally have a brighter and more nature-friendly holiday! The store is located at 4th level Festival Supermall, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. The store is open from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. For inquiries, you may reach them through the following numbers: (02) 834-98-42 or 0922-302-2805. You may also email them at email@example.com.
This article was originally published in Yoorekka on November 28, 2019.
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