The Department of Energy has released a new study on the state of LED outdoor area lighting. Authored out of its CALiPER program, the DOE notes:
- LED outdoor lamps and luminaires are becoming more efficient
- Replacing the fixture is preferred over LED retrofit kits or lamps
- Like all LED products, quality of light and efficiency are all over the place (some good - some bad)
You can read the report at Snapshot Report on Outdoor Area Lighting.
Huge Savings from Solid State Lighting Projected
A new report shows that savings will top 5 Quads by 2035. (A 'quad' is roughly 293,071,000,000 kilowatt-hours ... definition here.) This is a tremendous amount of energy saved and points to how important LED lighting has become in the quest to reduce the US energy demand.
Every once in awhile there is a well-written story about both the promise and problems with LED lighting. In this article, its really the problem for the LED makers ... the things don't die. Read it here.
Here's a great retrofit option - Green Creative's Innofit Series!
Designed and engineered for retrofit or new construction installation and features adjustable lumen output for three distinct lumen levels equivalent to various CFL lamp combinations. The CDL is universally compatible in existing architectural and commercial housings and features easy-fit installation with adjustable spring-action housing clips. You don't need a housing!! Now you get LED lighting and energy savings where you need it.