USA Energy Department releases the latest US lighting market characteristics
Recently, the United States Department of Energy released a new US lighting market characteristics, including lighting installation, total electricity consumption and lumens, the data covers the data before the end of 2015.
This report illustrates the impact of LEDs on the general lighting market with 8% LED installations by 2015. Information from 2015 shows that the lighting electricity consumption is 64.1 billion kilowatt hours, accounting for 17% of the total electricity consumption; a decrease of 5.9 billion kilowatt hours of lighting electricity compared with the data in 2012.
The new report also provides in-depth analysis of the use of different lighting markets, including outdoor lighting, residential lighting, commercial lighting and industrial lighting, of which the highest proportion of outdoor lighting LED use accounted for 23%, up 15% over 2010, followed by commercial lighting accounted 10%, an increase of 8% over 2010.
Jim Brodrick, director of the DOE SSL program, said there are many who think that with the emergence of CFLs, more lighting is installed across the country. However, Brodrick pointed out that the number of luminaires in the United States increased by 500 million from 2010 to 2015, but the reason for this increase is mainly attributed to "new home users" rather than the original home users.