LEDs, Energy Saving Marvels – Part 2

…LEDs, Energy Saving Marvels – Part 2… The economics of LEDs is what makes them so revolutionary, and also misunderstood. Each LED bulb is substantially more expensive than an incandescent bulb, though their cost has come down significantly over the Continue reading LEDs, Energy Saving Marvels – Part 2

LEDs, Energy Saving Marvels – Part 1

…LEDs, Energy Saving Marvels – Part 1… LEDs are potentially the most important energy saving innovation in the past 50 years. More efficient automobiles have resulted in large savings of gasoline, but these improvements have been incremental. LEDs, while in Continue reading LEDs, Energy Saving Marvels – Part 1

Importance of Lighting Revolution & Energy Efficiency

People striving to improve energy efficiency and cut CO2 emissions often over-simplify lighting. Oversimplification led congress to needlessly prohibit the manufacture of most types of incandescent bulbs, so as to cut CO2 emissions. This was an early manifestation of CO2 Continue reading Importance of Lighting Revolution & Energy Efficiency

Only LEDs Can Significantly Cut Electricity Usage

Lighting consumes around 15% of all energy usage in the United States, and nearly a quarter of all electricity usage across all sectors of the United States economy. Only air-conditioning represents a comparable opportunity for reducing electricity usage across all Continue reading Only LEDs Can Significantly Cut Electricity Usage

Energy Efficiency Mirage

It’s fair to say that it’s possible to improve energy efficiency, but it’s also fair to say that improved energy efficiency usually comes at a cost. It’s the costs that organizations promoting energy efficiency like to ignore. Automobiles have improved Continue reading Energy Efficiency Mirage

The Amazing LED

LEDs consume 10% of the electricity used by comparable incandescent bulbs, and radical environmentalists have touted their use while promoting the outlawing of incandescent bulbs. But will LEDs actually result in the use of less electricity? There’s a very strong Continue reading The Amazing LED