Midnight In The Desert — LED Lighting

Are we using less energy because of LED lighting, or more?

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Are we using less energy because of LED lighting, or more?

It is wholly a confusion to suppose that more efficient lighting leads to diminished consumption. The very contrary is the truth. LEDs use a lot less energy per lumen produced; according to IHS Market, a consultancy, LED lighting uses an average of 40 percent less power than fluorescents, and 80 percent less than incandescents, to produce the same amount of light. They determined that "the use of LEDs to illuminate buildings and outdoor spaces reduced the total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of lighting by an estimated 570 million tons in 2017. This reduction is roughly equivalent to shutting down 162...

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