“green” Energy Efficient Lighting Technologies
- Sep 02, 2019-
In 2013, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced a $10 million investment in developmental projects to explore and support energy efficient solid state lighting. The resulting programs investigated performance and sophistication of light-emitting diodes and their contemporary uses in large scale infrastructure.
The Secretary pointed out that while the adoption of LED technology has increased ten-fold in both the private and public sectors, the cost of LED has been reduced by nearly 54% thanks to improvements in LED manufacturing technologies. We’re living in a “perfect storm” of variables that makes this the ideal time to consider widespread adoption of LED lighting alternatives and a massive migration of our national infrastructure to this cleaner, greener means of lighting up our world.
Modern LED technology is roughly seven times more efficient than old school conventional lighting and lasts up to 25 times longer. LED luminaires use just 10% of the energy required to power incandescent bulbs and a little less than half the energy of today’s most common compact fluorescent (CFL) lights. In the eyes of an administration trying to promote sustainable infrastructure and a reduction of carbon emissions, LED lighting is a no-brainer for large scale investment.