OSRAM subsidiary focuses on energy-saving LED lighting

Global lighting manufacturer believes that current political and economic interests are aligning for a shift away from incandescent and compact fluorescent lighting and toward light emitting diodes (LEDs).

05/27/2009


OSRAM Opto Semiconductors , a subsidiary of global lighting manufacturer OSRAM, has announced an official company focus on eco-friendly, energy efficient LED lighting .

According to OSRAM, “the current conditions are ideal for a paradigm shift

LEDs (light emitting diodes)

LED examples. Source: Zedomax.

to light emitting diodes (LEDs). Light emitting diodes have considerable potential for increases in brightness and efficiency, and can deliver even more potential energy savings than traditional light sources.”
LEDs are considered among the most energy-efficient light sources available, as they can currently be five times more efficient than incandescent lamps, and are expected to be ten times more efficient in the future. Because they are point light sources, LEDs’ directional light helps reduce light pollution, thereby eliminating scattered, wasted light. With artificial lighting accounting for approximately 19% of global electricity consumption (2.4% of primary energy consumption worldwide), replacing conventional light sources with efficient light sources such as LEDs could cut global electricity consumption for lighting in half, according to OSRAM.
Double-figure growth is forecast for the LED market. As the technical performance of LEDs increases and their manufacturing costs decrease, OSRAM contends that LEDs will come to dominate more and more applications for which they offer significant energy savings and reduced overall costs. These applications include consumer electronics, automobiles, public sector/street lighting and solar energy applications.
– Edited by David Greenfield , editorial director

Control Engineering News Desk

Register here .





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Big Data and IIoT value; Monitoring Big Data; Robotics safety standards and programming; Learning about PID
Motor specification guidelines; Understanding multivariable control; Improving a safety instrumented system; 2017 Engineers' Choice Award Winners
Selecting the best controller from several viewpoints; System integrator advice for the IIoT; TSN and real-time Ethernet; Questions to ask when selecting a VFD; Action items for an aging PLC/DCS
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
click me