Dramatic advances in lighting systems, including rapidly evolving LED technologies and intelligent controls, promise major reductions in energy consumption for commercial, residential, and outdoor environments.
Revenue from energy-efficient lighting ranks alongside HVAC as one of the largest portions of the Buildings segment, with 2011 global revenue of $41.3 billion (35% of total); this does not include residential replacement bulbs.
Dramatic advances in lighting systems, including rapidly evolving LED technologies and intelligent controls, promise major reductions in lighting energy consumption for commercial, residential, and outdoor environments. Global revenue growth from 2011 to 2012 is estimated at 30%, suggesting the scale of the lighting opportunity.
U.S. advanced lighting revenue is estimated to grow faster, from $9.1 billion in 2011 to $12.4 billion in 2012, with advanced commercial lighting accounting for more than 80% of the total. Though driven by the same retrofit dynamics as the Buildings segment, many advanced lighting projects can be justified on a simple return on investment basis.
gross domestic product
The Lighting subsegment contributed $10.1 billion in increased U.S. GDP in 2011.
advanced energy in action
Efficient LED lights, coupled with intelligent controls, are lighting up the Empire State Building while saving energy and labor costs.
Advanced Energy Companies
- Building Design
- Building Envelope
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- District Energy, Combined Heat and Power
- Water Heating
- Appliances and Electronic Equipment
- Enabling Information Technology
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