Saturday, April 13, 2013

The World's Most Energy-Efficient LED Lamp From Philips

On April 11, 2013, Philips announced a new innovation in LED lighting, creating the world's most energy-efficient LED lamp suitable for general lighting applications. Philips researchers developed a tube lighting (TL) that produces a record 200 lumens per watt of high-quality white light. This prototype TLED lamp is twice as efficient as predecessor lamps, basically halving the energy used. Below table shows the performance of various lighting technologies.
With lighting accounting for more than 19% of the world's total electricity consumption, this innovation promises to drive massive energy and cost savings across the globe. The 200lm/W TLED lamp is expected to hit the market in 2015 for office and industry applications before ultimately being used in the home.

Significant energy and cost savings
The TLED lamps are intended to replace fluorescent tube lighting used in office and industry, which currently account for more than half of the world's total lighting. Conversion to the twice-as-efficient 200lm/W TLED lamps will generate significant energy and cost savings.

In the US alone, by switching to TLED, every year it could reduce around 100 terawatt-hours of energy (equivalent to 50 medium sized power plants), save more than US$12 billion and preventing around 60 million metric tons of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.


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