Brilliant Solutions for India’s Energy Future Today, our nation is facing the urgent challenges of revitalizing our economy, strengthening our energy security, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Solid-state lighting (SSL) will mean “greener” homes and businesses that use substantially less electricity, making them less dependent on fossil fuels. In the coming decade, SSL will become a key to affordable high-performance buildings-buildings that consume less energy and produce fewer greenhouse gasses than their counterparts.
The Lighting Revolution With the promise of being more than ten times as efficient as incandescent lighting, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) will change the way we light our homes and business. Solid-state lighting (SSL) has the potential to revolutionize the lighting market through the introduction of highly energy-efficient, longer-lasting, versatile light sources, including high-quality white light.
Previously relegated to colored-light applications such as traffic signals, electronic message centers and exit signs, SSL products are now successfully competing with conventional technologies including incandescent and fluorescent lamps in general illumination applications.
SSL technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, with improvements being achieved in efficacy, light quality, and operating life. In addition, manufacturing improvements and market competition are putting downward pressure on retail prices, benefiting consumers. As industry and government investment continues to improve the performance and reduce the costs associated with this technology, SSL will become more competitive with conventional light sources and can be expected to capture increasing shares of the general illumination market.
Business and Individuals Win Consumers will benefit from the unique attributes of LEDs, which may make them the right choice for some applications: