Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Solid State Lighting

by Abby and Summer

Solid State Lighing (SSL) is a technolgy that can save the United States up to one third of its energy usage.
If more energy was saved, that would leave more energy for future resources.
The DOE (Department of Energy) reported that the Energy Savings Potential of Solid State Lighting in General Illumination Applications forecasts the energy savings potential of solid-state lighting sources compared to conventional lighting sources (e.g.,incandescent and fluorescent) using an econometric model of the U.S. lighting market, two scenarios and evaluated-one considering light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and one considering organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

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