A Few Words from DOE, SSL Posting:
DOE forecasts energy savings from LED lighting. The latest DOE forecast provides a comprehensive overview of the expected path of LED lighting adoption within the U.S., and estimates the resulting energy savings out to 2030. In that year, if the aggressive targets set forth in DOE’s SSL R&D Multi-Year Program Plan are achieved, SSL is expected to reduce lighting energy consumption by 60%. The forecast is accompanied by an online interactive model that allows users to adjust four key input variables — LED price decline, LED efficacy improvement, increased use of automated controls enabled by LEDs, and renovation rate — to better understand how they affect the forecasted LED penetration and energy savings.
Congratulations and Deep Gratitude to Shuji Nakamura, Isamu Akasaki, and Hiroshi Amano. “In awarding the three of you the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, the Nobel committee acknowledged not just your brilliant and singular achievements in developing the efficient blue LED — which paved the way for the development of the white LED — but also the profound impact this technology will have on the world. And it’s also important to acknowledge your many predecessors and successors, whose R&D efforts laid the groundwork for your invention and have carried forth the technology’s rapid subsequent development.”