LED Scale-up

In the global race to transform how we light our world and find more energy-efficient solutions, LED lighting options are at the front of the line to help reduce carbon emissions. Not only has there been a spike in businesses upgrading to energy-efficient LED lighting options, but there has also been a push to upgrade to LED street lighting in large cities across the globe.

A global switch to energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) technology could save over 1,400 million tons of CO2 and avoid the construction of 1,250 power stations.

With savings of up to 50-70%, LED lighting has been recognized as one of the most actionable and ready-to-implement technologies for cities to transition to a low carbon economy and peak emissions in the next decade.

The Climate Group is working to accelerate adoption of LED street lighting in cities around the globe.

Since our LightSavers project – a ground-breaking global trial of LED street lighting that showcased how LEDs are ready for large-scale roll out – many cities have made the switch. Early adopters such as Los Angeles are reporting energy bill savings of 63%.

Key areas of focus include:

  • Global LED Consultation: Ongoing consultation to identify and address remaining barriers to scale-up.
  • LED knowledge base: A growing database of LED-related information and materials.
  • LED financing: Program to explore new financing models to manage the risk of investment for LED infrastructure projects.
  • LED adoption by utilities: Program to identify opportunities and supporting policies to promote energy efficient LED lighting by utilities.
  • Off-grid LED lighting: Project to explore opportunities for off-grid LED lighting solutions in cities and rural locations.

Wide-scale LED lighting seems to be an energy efficient step toward the fight to slow climate change. If you want to learn more about the benefits of LED lighting on the global scale and the benefits it would have on protecting the environment and reducing carbon emissions, you can view the full article here.