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How to accelerate the deployment of LED lighting in Europe? Results of the public consultation now available online

Results of a public consultation are now available.

- Posted by Michael Ziegler, DG CONNECT,  Photonics unit*

Innovative lighting products for general in- and outdoor lighting applications based on light-emitting diode technology (LED and OLED) are relatively new in the marketplace but slowly gaining ground. In 2011 they represented close to 13% of the European general lighting market. While the lighting industry promises low electricity consumption and very long lifetimes as well as improved lighting quality and new opportunities for lighting design, European consumers and professional users...

... still hesitate to buy LED lighting products. They often lack reliable information on these new products or are concerned about their long-term quality, while purchasing costs are high compared to other well-established lighting products.

These are just some of the main findings from a public consultation on the Green Paper "Lighting the Future: accelerating the deployment of innovative lighting technologies" undertaken by the European Commission earlier this year. 125 interested parties submitted their views on existing challenges for a wider market uptake of LED-based lighting solutions and how to overcome them. The full report on the results of the public consultation reflecting the views from citizens and more than 100 stakeholder organisations (SMEs, large companies, cities, public authorities, professional associations and research organisations), has just been published and can be downloaded from the consultation website.

* Mission statement of Photonics unit: Photonics is a key enabling technology that drives innovation in communications, lighting and manufacturing. It provides solutions to such societal challenges as energy efficiency, sustainable healthcare, safety and security and environment. We will:

  1. Deploy existing financial instruments for research & innovation in this field.
  2. Draw up the first work programme for photonics and for organic electronics under Horizon 2020.
  3. Set up a new Public-Private Partnership that will help drive innovation in this area under Horizon 2020.
  4. Develop, following an open consultation a strategy for the large scale deployment of solid state lighting.

 

Comments

Scott Sanz's picture

LED lighting is the future in lightning products. Nowadays the quality found in the market is very high with only slightly downsides in the durability of the electronics and power sources integrated in the lamp. LED's lights lifeĀ  are supposed to be around 20.000 - 40.000 hours. But I doubt that the whole lamp, today, could last so long time, and eventually it will break way before, imho.
LED's picture

LED lighting will eventually sell itself. The biggest problem is the cost, as costs continue to come down, they will eventually overtake every other form of lighting. They are far more economical, effective and green. Theres no reason not to use LED other than the cost.
ntsaidor's picture

I agree with you. So it's time to start the movement of LED Lights, just like buying them at cheap online shops like http://www.ledlightshub.com/.

npauloso's picture

first of all I appreciate the author for taking the effort to share an article on a relevant topic., I have heard about the new innovations which have happened in the LED lighting products but the deployment rates have gone high and the measures have been taken .
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ntsaidor's picture

In my opinion, the public awareness is very important when a new thing is going to domain a historic period, like led lights. The first thing, I think, is to broadly promote the advantages of applying LED Lights.

nmadrish's picture

Does LED lightning effective without any plug in or this will only work with greater energy amount of energy? Is this LED lightning are now available in Asia? Thanks guys for the post.. I hope I can avail this LED in our area.

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