Assessment of Solid-State Lighting, Phase Two

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Engineering, and Medicine National Academies of Sciences, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Year 2017
Pages 116
Publisher National Academies Press
Language en
ISBN 9780309452571
File Size 21.19 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

The standard incandescent light bulb, which still works mainly as Thomas Edison invented it, converts more than 90% of the consumed electricity into heat. Given the availability of newer lighting technologies that convert a greater percentage of electricity into useful light, there is potential to decrease the amount of energy used for lighting in both commercial and residential applications. Although technologies such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) have emerged in the past few decades and will help achieve the goal of increased energy efficiency, solid-state lighting (SSL) stands to play a large role in dramatically decreasing U.S. energy consumption for lighting.