--- Posted by Berit Wessler, OSRAM AG, on behalf of the consortium of the FP7 project SSL4EU
Worldwide almost 20% of the electricity is used for lighting. That corresponds approx. to the total electricity consumption of the EU. LED light sources could theoretically save up to 50% of that electricity. And even more important: lighting offers one of the easiest ways to actually realize that energy saving potential as no huge investments are needed upfront and at the same time users are able to reduce their own energy bill.