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Why LED Lighting?
Energy efficient LED lighting technology is positioned well to displace conventional lighting technologies due to its continued improvements in performance and its environmentally friendly nature.
The LED, or the light emitting diode, is a light source that is based on the semiconductor diode. The technology for LEDs has been around since 1962 and was originally used as light indicators for devices.
When LED technology was further explored, its potential for being the future for sustainable and efficient lighting was discovered.

Solid-state lighting (SSL) technology has the potential to cut U.S. lighting energy usage by nearly one half and contribute significantly to our nation’s energy crisis solution.
It is estimated that switching to LED lighting over the next two decades could save the United States $250 billion in energy costs, reduce the electricity consumption for lighting by nearly one half, and avoid 1,800 million metric tons of carbon emission. The Department of Energy is not alone in recognizing the importance of that kind of savings; Congress recognizes it too, which is why the Energy Policy Act of 2005 mandates DOE to accelerate SSL technology.

Over the years, LEDs have become more sophisticated and enhanced with advanced engineering to expand possible uses beyond simple light indicators. The small size of LED lights encourages a variety of design options. They are now being used for space lighting in a wide variety of settings, including commercial, industrial, and residential lighting. LEDs incorporate an impressive combination of beneficial characteristics such as being impressively bright and efficient, and surprisingly durable and fit for a number of rugged uses.

The LED has also become the leading choice for sustainable (or green) and efficient lighting. It outperforms both incandescent and fluorescent lighting solutions by emitting as much as 80% of the electric energy it consumes as light energy, with only 20% being given off as heat. It is also the most energy efficient, and therefore the most cost effective, lighting solution today.

The best white LED products can meet or exceed the efficiency of compact fluorescent lamps. Many of the white LED products on the market exceed 100 lumens per watt. The best warm white LED available today can produce about 70 lumens per watt.

The U.S. Department of Energy and its partners are working to accelerate advances in solidstate lighting – a pivotal emerging technology that promises to fundamentally alter lighting in the future.



“No other lighting technology offers as much potential to save energy and enhance the quality of our building environments, contributing to our nation’s energy and climate change solutions.”

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