Outdoor LED Lighting Ready Predicted to Rake in $6 Billion in Annual Savings
With LED lighting slowly taking over conventional lighting, the next step for us to rake in even more savings is outdoor lighting. Virtually overnight we are starting to see energy-saving LED lighting almost everywhere. Not only was last weekend's Super Bowl played under LED lights, the new flat panel TVs for watching the game were illuminated by LED backlights, and the lights on the poles in the parking lot outside the sports bar and the streets and highways between there and home may have been retrofitted with LEDs as well. And slowly but surely many of the roughly 3 billion screw based sockets in our homes are starting to be filled with LED, or light-emitting diode, bulbs that use 80 percent less energy than the old incandescent light bulbs and last up to 25 years. There's no doubt that LED bulbs represent an energy efficient path to our lighting future. And using them to light the way along our streets and highways represents a superhighway to energy savings as these bulbs are often on for 12 hours per day. More on The Energy Collective.