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.