Study: LED lifecycle assessment
A study on the lifecycle assessment of LED lamps shows the latest generation of lamps achieves a very high score for environmental friendliness.
A study on the lifecycle assessment (LCA) of LED lamps by OSRAM shows the latest generation of lamps achieves a very high score for environmental friendliness. This study involved a close look at their entire lifecycle--how much energy and raw materials the lamp consumes in terms of production, use, and disposal and the environmental impact involved in the process. The result was that today's LED lamps achieve the LCA values of compact fluorescent lights and are far superior to conventional incandescent lamps.
LEDs are among the most energy-efficient light sources available on the market. LED lamps are already today more than five times more efficient than incandescent lamps and future technical achievements offer additional potential for the coming years.
At present, artificial lighting accounts for around 19% of global electricity consumption--that corresponds to 2.4% of worldwide primary energy consumption.
An OSRAM study monitored the lifecycle of an LED and an LED lamp. Its outcome made it clear--LED lamps need less than 2% of their energy consumption for their manufacture-over 98% are used for their task: illuminating the world.
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Annual Salary Survey
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.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey