Climate change, global warming, and LEDs

Can mid-infrared LEDs impact global warming through Internet of Things  sensing for methane & CO2? We think so!

After reviewing this article written by Beatrice Gitau of the Christian Science Monitor about methane gas leaking from the ocean floor, we got to thinking “What if our mid-infrared LEDs, or QuiC SLEDs as we call them, could impact global warming by early detection of methane and carbon dioxide gases by just a few percent? Would that matter?”

Here is a quote from the article that I found interesting:

In 2013, methane accounted for about 10 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions from human activities according to EPA. Although there’s much less methane in the atmosphere, the gas is 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide in trapping heat in the atmosphere.

Pacific Ocean methane plumes

Sonar image of bubbles rising from the seafloor off the Washington coast. The base of the column is 1/3 of a mile (515 meters) deep and the top of the plume is at 1/10 of a mile (180 meters) depth. ~ Brendan Philip / University of Washington

We look forward to doing our part in global warming and climate change.

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