They are also infinitely scalable, extremely reliable, and have a much longer lifespan than almost all other types of lighting.
Lighting accounts for 19% of the world’s electricity consumption. Significant savings, on average of 50% are possible, simply by switching to energy efficient LED lighting technology. On a global level these savings amount to €128 billion in reduced electricity cost, 670 million tons of CO2, or the equivalent of 642 power plants.
In addition to their capacity to slash energy bills and avoid greenhouse gas emissions, flexible LED lighting solutions offer exceptional freedom in terms of controlled lighting effect, colour, dynamics and design. This capability is driving a shift from ‘quantitative’ functional lighting towards ‘qualitative’ intelligent and emotive lighting that transforms environments.
This lighting revolution is already under way. It is being driven by advances in one technology: light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. LEDs promise minimal environmental impact, generate immense economic value, and have the power to change our lives for the better.
LED lighting is bringing a revolution to our workplaces not seen since the days of Thomas Edison. The quantum dynamics that create light in the LED semiconductor represent as much of a technological change as the move from candles to incandescent lamps in the 19th century.