Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Trends of eco friendly lighting in the world

As people's awareness of environmental protection, high power consumption and waste pollution problems of traditional lighting equipment, has attracted attention of governments, have invested a lot of money, manpower and material resources to develop new green light.

Eco friendly lighting has its unique energy-saving, long life, maintenance-free, easy to control, environmental protection and other features, has become the direction of the positive development of all countries.

It is understood that the international semiconductor lighting industry in recent years to maintain 40% growth rate expected in 2008 global light-emitting diode (LED) market will reach $ 5.6 billion. Face enormous opportunities and encouraging semiconductor lighting prospects, countries around the world act, Japan, the United States, European Union, South Korea, have invested heavily in the introduction of the national semiconductor lighting plan.

Japan in 1998, the world's first implementation of the "21st Century Lighting" program designed by the use of long-life, thinner and lighter blue and ultraviolet GaN efficient Eco-friendly LED panel lights 38W technology makes energy efficiency improvement is twice that of traditional fluorescent lamps to reduce carbon dioxide produced and completed in 2006 to replace 50 percent of conventional lighting with white light -emitting diode lighting. The program initiated and organized by the Japanese metals research and development center and the new Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, participating institutions include four universities, 13 companies and one association. The entire program budget is 60 billion yen. From 1998-2002, the first phase of the investment goal of 50 billion yen, has now been completed. Now, Japan is implementing the second phase of the project, plans to 2010, LED luminous efficiency of 120lm / W.

U.S. " national semiconductor lighting research project" developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, plans to use 10 years, $ 500 million investment in the development of semiconductor lighting, participants including 13 national key laboratories, companies and universities.

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