Advancements in LEDs
Rapid advancements in LEDs and the global need for energy efficient lighting alternatives are creating opportunities to replace conventional commercial light sources with LED lighting for general illumination. LED lighting is gaining momentum for many reasons, and chief among them is energy efficiency.
Energy-Efficient LED Lighting and Incentives
With the landmark signing of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and other nations similarly devoting resources to energy conservation, the potential impact of LED lighting is increasingly gaining national and global attention. A 2001 Department of Energy study estimated cumulative savings of $98 billion by 2020 once LED lighting reaches the performance crossover with conventional sources.
Go to http://www.epact2005.org to find out more about Federal Energy programs.
LEED Construction and LED
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a certification program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council to encourage sustainable building practices through a voluntary, consensus-based rating system. Buildings may become LEED-certified at various levels of excellence by accumulating points in five key areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
The LED Benefit: The inherently efficient nature of LED lights makes them an ideal choice for accumulating LEED points attributed to lowering energy consumption. As digital devices, they integrate seamlessly with control systems, allowing building owners to provide individually controllable lighting and control the impact of interior LED lighting. Their directional output helps to curb light trespass.
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