Clean Revolution, a partnership involving international statespeople, governments, business leaders and corporations, has created an infographic to showcase how the group believes low-carbon LED lighting can help revolutionise cities around the world.
Clean Revolution’s ambassadors include Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström and Prince Albert of Monaco.
LED is a semiconductor light source. It stands for light emitting diodes. The Clean Revolution group believes LEDs can offer energy savings from 50-70pc compared with conventional technologies. And with people increasingly migrating to cities – 20 years from now it’s expected that more than 60pc of the world’s population will be living in cities – the group wants to highlight the potential for LED technologies to be used in urban areas to achieve higher energy efficiencies and savings.
At the UN summit on sustainable development Rio+20, which was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June, the Clean Revolution alliance revealed its report Lighting the Clean Revolution: The rise of LEDs and what it means for cities. The report looked at the global market status and potential for LED and smart control technology.
According to the IEA, lighting is responsible for 19pc of global electricity use and around 6pc of global greenhouse gas emissions. The agency believes that saving 40pc of lighting energy globally would have a climate impact equivalent to eliminating half the emissions of all electricity and heat production in the EU.
One Irish company that’s operating in the area of LED tech is InfiniLED. The clean-tech start-up is developing MicroLED technology, with the aim of reducing power consumption in displays, leading to increased battery life for devices such as mobile phones and laptops.
Check out the Clean Revolution’s infographic here:
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