Join the Global Lighting Challenge

01/29/2016 |

Be a lighting leader in your community

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10 billion LEDs is the goal for the Global Lighting Challenge, which encourages businesses to switch to more efficient fixtures.

Increased urbanization and population growth are expected to drive a 50% rise in lighting by 2030. To counter this energy demand, the Global Lighting Challenge is encouraging the widespread adoption of LEDs, with a goal of deploying 10 billion affordable fixtures and bulbs.

According to the Clean Energy Ministerial, the program creator, lighting accounts for 15% of global electricity consumption. It is also responsible for 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, which is more than double the emissions of worldwide air travel. Accelerating the transition to energy efficient lighting will have a significant environmental and economic impact.

The European Commission and 13 countries, including the U.S., have endorsed the lighting benchmark. The DOE has a number of programs to help business owners finance lighting retrofits. In addition to a municipal outdoor lighting initiative, the DOE offers the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEAP) Campaign and the Interior Lighting Campaign for offices.

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