Study claims LED as efficient as fluorescents
A new lighting study says that there is essentially no difference between LED and fluorescent lights.
Efficient lighting has become a major issue due to new legislation and standards , but questions still remain as to how much energy and money is actually saved by switching to LED. A new study by the Siemens Corporate Technology Centre for Eco Innovations , reported by the New York Times , says that the new innovations in lighting do benefit the user greatly.
The study compared the energy used by one 25,000-hour LED lamp to 25 1,000-hour incandescents and 2.5 10,000-hour compact fluorescents.
According to a summary, LED lamps are essentially as energy efficient as compact fluorescents in the amount of energy needed to create, recycle, and illuminate the lamp. It is expected those numbers will improve as LEDs become more energy efficient.
The company issued no in-depth information to support its claims. It said that confirming data will be released this fall, after review by three independent analysts.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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