Wednesday, 21 August 2013 - 06:22
Use Of LED Lights Increases
LED lighting is much faster introduced in households and in public places than initially expected. Fluorescent lamps, luminaires, halogen lighting and the good old 'Edison bulb' are being replaced in a surprisingly rapid pace by efficient LEDs. This announces the foundation LightRec in its annual report for 2012, based on sales and collected old lamps. The sale of LED products increased last year by 36.6 percent to 2.6 million ‘bulbs’. Fluorescent fixtures in offices and factories are replaced by the ledinaire, an LED lighting fixture which is integrated with an old type fixture. Of these, 692,000 were sold last year, an increase of 45 percent. Lamp producers thought in the summer of 2012 it would take at least ten years before tubes were replaced by light sources based on LED. Home stock Nevertheless, it will still take some time before all the 450 million lamps of the old generations in households are replaced. According to the foundation LightRec, consumers have indeed still about 110 million old incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps on stock, which will be used first. About 10 percent of all light sources sold now, consists of LED lights, said LightRec.