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Go LightWise: Basic Information
Richard Wigleyon 15 November 2013
Transcript of Go LightWise: Basic Information
In 2012, about 49 million LEDs were installed in the U.S. -- saving about $675 million in annual energy costs. Switching entirely to LED lights over the next two decades could save the U.S. $250 billion in energy costs, reduce electricity consumption for lighting by nearly 50 percent and avoid 1,800 million metric tons of carbon emissions.
The United Nations and Governments of the World have completed plans to remove incandescent lights from the marketplace in favor of CFL's at the present time.
LEDs will be the winner in the future and the profitability of its implementation along with the removal and recycling of older technologies will be a long term business.
LEDs contain no mercury, and a recent Energy Department study determined that LEDs have a much smaller environmental impact than incandescent bulbs. They also have an edge over compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) that’s expected to grow over the next few years as LED technology continues its steady improvement.
Unlike incandescent bulbs -- which release 90 percent of their energy as heat. The average temperature is 375degrees F -- LEDs use energy far more efficiently with little wasted heat.
LED Energy Use
A light-emitting diode, or LED, is a type of solid-state lighting that uses a semiconductor to convert electricity into light. Today’s LED bulbs can be six-seven times more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights and cut energy use by more than 80 percent.
From traffic lights and vehicle brake lights to TVs and display cases, LEDs are used in a wide range of applications.
With unique characteristics, which include compact size, ease of maintenance, resistance to breakage, and the ability to focus the light in a single direction instead of having it go every which way.
Good-quality LED bulbs can have a useful life of 25,000 hours or more -- meaning they can last more than 25 times longer than traditional light bulbs. That is a life of more than three years if run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
50 million LEDs installed in 2012 saving 700 million in energy costs alone. There are 4 billion Incandescent Lights in use in the United States. The Led Market Potential and Reality is Very High
LED Light Facts
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