Adoption of LED’s have been part of major operations and projects throughout the globe. It has been a key component in various organizations, educational institutions, city planning projects etc. Once people discovered LED’s and their various benefits, it only seems like the natural step in adapting it for their business/workplace. Here are a few examples that will convince you to switch to LED’s, if in case you’re still on the fence:
- Street lighting in Los Angeles: LA has the second most number of streetlights in the USA. Los Angeles began looking at LEDs ten years ago, as a way to cut its electric bill. In 2008, there was a major plan to retrofit most of the lighting around the city with LED’s. The goal was to reduce the city’s $16 million annual electricity bill by 40%. There was also need to reduce the carbon footprint of the city. The first phase of the program was financed by with a $40 million loan and $17 million in electricity rebates by the city’s own utility. It was a HUGE success, Energy use from streetlights fell from 190 million kilowatt-hours to 110 million kilowatt-hours. The projected savings have since jumped to 63% per year. Around 2014 or so, The city saved $8.8 million on its electric bill this year and another $3 million or so in maintenance costs.
- North Carolina University: North Carolina State University in Raleigh, installed 730 Cree LED lights in a dorm buildings and saved 44 percent of the energy consumed by the fluorescent predecessors per day, according to the university’s own report.
- Torraca Village in Italy: It a small village of 1,200 people in Italy. It is also the first place in the world to be totally illuminated by LEDs. Some 700 streetlights (each containing 54 LEDS) have added to the overall cost cutting and fiscal planning of their town.
- Walmart: In 2014, Walmart switched to energy-efficient LED ceiling lighting fixtures for new supercenters in the United States, stores in Asia and Latin America, and ASDA locations in the United Kingdom. The new fixtures used 40 percent less energy than lighting sources historically used in stores, and will helped in furthering its’ projected goal to reduce the kilowatt hour (kWh) per square foot of energy required to power Walmart’s buildings globally 20 percent by 2020.
These are but few prominent examples of notable places that have made the switch. Slowly but surely, LED’s are becoming the preferred method for lighting amongst diverse segments. We, at AKARUI always hope to convince you of the same and provide consultation and knowledge on the topic. Feel free to contact us to know more.