Sam Manafi / Wednesday, May 1, 2013 / Categories: Events, Financial and ROI, Technology LFI 2013 Was a Success and DOE Report Proves LED Energy Savings We had a fantastic event at the LightFair International last week. It was a widely popular event, with a record number of attendees. Hundreds of participants stopped by LED Trail booth to see some of our latest products and to check our LED lights. A resounding thank you from all of us at LED Trail for your time at Philadelphia. We hope that all attendees had a great time. In our conversations with visitors to our booth, one of the questions that came up often was about the actual savings from LED lighting over the traditional methods of lighting. We did provide answers that were based on our experience with real customer projects. However, today we received a great report from a third party that verifies our standing on this topic. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a report analyzing markets where LEDs replace traditional lighting sources such as incandescent, HID and fluorescent. The report, outlines estimations of actual and potential energy savings based on switching to LED lighting with some very encouraging results. See below: Nine markets were analyzed: Four indoor lamp applications (A-type, directional, MR-16, and decorative) Three indoor luminaire applications (downlight, troffer, and high-bay) Two outdoor luminaire applications (streetlight and parking lot/garage). In 2012, about 49 million LED lamps and luminaires were installed in the nine applications. LEDs in these markets saved approximately 71 trillion British thermal units (tBtu), equivalent to an annual energy cost savings of about $675 million—an amount that far exceeds the total DOE Solid-State Lighting Program investment of $270 million. In addition, if these nine markets switched to LEDs overnight, annual source energy savings could approach 3,873 tBtu, or about 3.9 quadrillion Btu (quads), saving nearly $37 billion in annual energy costs. This amount represents approximately half of the total national lighting energy consumption in 2012. Coming back from a great lighting show where LEDs truly dominated the topics, presentations and the most exciting new products, I was pleasantly surprised to see that more evidence is piling up demonstrating the apparent superiority of LEDs over traditional lighting. It's time to take action and switch. LEDs will save energy and money, and we all can do with more of both. Sincerely, Sam Manafi - President A preview of LED Trail lighting products at LFI 2013 DIY Under Cabinet LED Lighting w/ EZ-Mount Linear Lights Print 1553 Rate this article: No rating Tags: LED Lighting trade show Lowering electricity DOE 2013 Please login or register to post comments.