What does the Trade War have to do with Energy Efficiency?
- Jul 2, 2019 1:59 pm GMT
LEDs are digital, meaning that they emit light from a special semiconductor material. As a digital technology, LEDs are subject to the price-performance of electronics. In computing, this price-performance is commonly referred to as ‘Moore’s Law’, but with LEDs we refer to this phenomenon as ‘Haitz’s Law’. Haitz’s Law states that every decade, the cost per lumen of an LED falls by a factor of ten, while the amount of light emitted by the diode increases by a factor of 20.
As a lighting specialist, my expectations for LED technology are rapid improvements in efficacy (higher lumens per watt) at lower per unit costs. The price-performance of LEDs is why Goldman Sachs refers to the adoption of LEDs as “one of the fastest technology shifts in human history.” So, what does any of this have to do with the Trade War?
Get Published - Build a Following
The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.
If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.