A new report released in September by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) which provides insights on energy efficient lighting and the impact they can have on the reduction of global carbon emissions and energy use.
The report – Accelerating the Global Adoption of Energy-Efficient Lighting –was developed in a holistic process with participation from over 20 international organizations. It provides a policy and implementation guide for LED lighting for buildings and streets and how to promote energy efficient lighting in developing and emerging economies.
- With economic growth and rapid urbanization, lighting services are projected to rise significantly over the next two decades.
- By 2030, through a widespread shift from conventional lighting technologies – such as incandescent, halogen, and fluorescent lamps – to solid-state lighting products based on LEDs, energy savings of over 50% could be achieved.
- A transition to energy efficient lighting would reduce the global electricity demand for lighting by 30-40% in 2030.
- LED light sources bring the potential for ultra-long service life, which will gradually eliminate the replacement lamp business.
Though the U.S. has taken major strides to move our facilities, streets, and cities to LED lighting, this international report is an excellent resource to share with your organization or clients looking for a global update and projection on energy efficient lighting. The report includes an overview of the fast-growth lighting technology industry and comprehensive information on the impact energy efficient lighting has on business and policymakers, the environment, and consumers.