Global market intelligence organization TrendForce’s green energy research division LEDinside andEnergyTrend analysis points out that every country, one by one is progressing towards replacement energy plans. Why then consider energy efficient and clean energy electric power?
The energy saving benefits from replacing traditional lighting with LED lights is obvious: Overall replacement with LED lighting can substitute part of nuclear plants or traditional thermal power plants.
LEDinside states that 19% of electric consumption comes from world lighting. If one uses the most energy saving light fixtures available to replace the current lighting installation system, it can save 30% of lighting resource consumption. In the future, if lighting is integrated with smart grid environment, such as LEDs, inductor and embedded power supply control systems can save up to 30% and up in resource consumption.It is predicted that by 2030, the entire LED lighting application will save 50% and more in resource consumption. According to Osram’s data, half of the available electronic consumption, calculates to about 1300TWh watts. That is approximately equivalent to 650 power-plants (200MW grade), which is equal to about 650 million tons of carbon dioxide being pumped into the air, two times the area of Germany’s new forest, as well as 2 billion barrels of petroleum.
If Taiwan pushes a public vote on Fourth Nuclear Power Plant (Taiwan) in the future, and the results are the definite stop to construction, then how will we consider other resource replacement plans?
Using Taiwan as an example for Asia, LEDinside points out that the current illumination system stands for 17%-18% of Taiwan’s entire energy consumption (14% for China). Aside from traditional incandescent lamps, halogen lamps, high intensity sodium lamps, and metal halide lamps are also used. Moreover, energy saving florescent lamps in recent years are used to a large extent. Florescent and incandescent lamps have a use ratio of 1:1 If all household lighting, industrial lighting, business area, and public area lighting (including landscape and street lamps) were changed to LED lighting, which is with better light output performance, light quality, and reasonable price.
It is estimated that when LED lighting infiltration rates reaches 20%, it can save Taiwan about 2.56% in electronic consumption, at 50% it can save about 6.39%, and if it reaches 100% capacity it will save Taiwan 12.78% in electronic consumption, which is about the capacity of Taiwan’s new nuclear power plant.