Potential $6 Billion Annual Savings Opportunity via LED Outdoor Lighting

by Alexander Flores

The rise of LED lighting has increased over recent years and can be seen almost everywhere these days. From car lights to house lights, from TV panels to Christmas lights, LED lighting is slowly, but surely paving the way to an energy efficient lighting future. A typical LED bulb uses 80 percent less energy than a standard incandescent light bulb and will last up to 25 years, which is why many are pushing to substitute them to light the ways along streets and highways. LED lights are also directional light sources in which well-designed fixtures can point the light exactly where the light is needed and prevent light from going where it’s unwanted. It costs approximately $10 billion worth of electricity to power the 100 million or so outdoor lights across the United States, which is equivalent to the power consumed by 6 million homes. Continue reading