LED revolution puts lighting top of the energy efficiency agenda

LED revolution puts lighting top of the energy efficiency agenda

Over the past ten years the Carbon Trust has assisted in the implementation of LED solutions, from niche applications by early adopters, through to the widespread use across the range of industry sectors and building types we are seeing today. James Dunlop, Technology Manager at the Carbon Trust, gives his perspective on why it is that, despite the fact that LEDs have become the most popular energy efficiency measure on the market, the rate of adoption has not been even faster.

18th March, 2014

It doesn't matter whether the existing lighting is incandescent, fluorescent, metal halide or sodium. When improving lighting energy performance LED sources have become the number one efficiency recommendation. LED lighting has been high on the wider energy efficiency agenda for several years, but right now no other technology change offers the same level of power reduction, whilst maintaining or improving on operational performance.

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