Think Progress reported on the LED Lighting Revolution and we just had to share…
It’s an exciting time to be in the LED business!
“The rapid adoption of LEDs in lighting marks one of the fastest technology shifts in human history,” Goldman Sachs stated in a new report.
The accelerated deployment of light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs is on track to save U.S. consumers and businesses $20 billion a year in electricity costs within a decade, which would lower U.S. CO2 emissions by some 100 million metric tons a year! The growing global effort to speed up LED adoption could ultimately cut global energy costs and carbon pollution 5 times as much.
Let’s look at some key charts and facts that illustrate the LED lighting “miracle,” which is every bit as remarkable — and every bit as unheralded by the major media — as the solar miracle, the battery miracle, and the electric vehicle miracle.
As recently as 2009, this country didn’t have even 400,000 installations of common home LED bulbs, according to the November 2015 Department of Energy report “Revolution… Now The Future Arrives for Five Clean Energy Technologies.” And yet by 2012, we had 14 million — and by 2014 we had whopping 78 million installations.
To view the full article, please visit https://thinkprogress.org/5-charts-that-illustrate-the-remarkable-led-lighting-revolution-83ecb6c1f472#.v0flp7hbd
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