LED Energy Savings

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With the current push to limit or phase out energy-wasteful incandescent lamps in over 40 countries by 2014 — including the EU-27, Russia, Canada, and the United States — energy-saving alternatives will become not only desirable but necessary. LED light sources afford double the energy savings of CFLs, contain no lead or mercury and offer a level of flexibility and control that no other type of light can match.

Because of its unique capabilities, LED lighting is leading the lighting industry in its ongoing effort to develop truly green, sustainable solutions and market them affordably. As costs come down, new standards, green initiatives, and government directives are creating an enormous opportunity for the adoption of LED lighting around the world.

According to The U.S. Department of Energy, LED lighting can save up to 85 percent of the electricity used by incandescent bulbs and up to 50 percent of electricity used by fluorescents. The DOE estimates that widespread adoption of LED lighting by 2025 will:

  • Reduce electricity demands from lighting by 62 percent
  • Eliminate 258 million metric tons of carbon emissions
  • Reduce the amount of materials being put into landfills
  • Avoid the building of 133 new power plants
  • Save the US over $280 billion

Quoting a DOE report issued in early 2011, Jim Brodrick, lighting program manager at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), said that LEDs could yield 233 TWh in energy savings per year if LED lights totally replaced legacy sources in a short list of seven lighting applications – enough energy to power 19 million households.