At the beginning of 2013, I boldly made four predictions about the lighting industry and its technology in a blog post. In last week’s post, 2013 Lighting Industry: A Look Back at My Predictions Part 1, I tackled Prediction #1, LED Efficacy. Today, let’s look at how I did with Predictions #2-4.
At the beginning of 2013, I boldly made four predictions about the lighting industry and its technology in a blog post. Now for the fun part: Looking back and seeing just how right (or wrong) I was. It turns out I had a lot to say, so I’m splitting this post into two, covering Prediction #1 here and following up with Predictions #2-4 next week.
“How can I go from a 400W lamp to an 180W LED fixture and get the same light levels?”
I get asked this question all of the time, either from customers or people new to the industry.
At first it seems crazy, right? Going from 40,000 lumens (lm) to 18,000lm and getting the same foot-candle (fc) light levels? Well, to get there you must consider three factors: lumen depreciation, fixture efficiency and directionality.
When do I make the jump to LED?
I’ve been asked that question by countless customers.
When should we start promoting LED?
I’ve been asked that question by many coworkers.
When you consider the many markets pondering the jump to LED, answering these questions are complicated. So complicated that I couldn’t possibly contain them in one blog or white paper. However, while the answers are different for each market, the follow-up questions are essentially the same. In this post, I’m going to share these questions. Then, continue to watch this blog as I get into detail, by market, in upcoming posts. I’ll explain how the answers to these questions can make a huge difference, and give my best estimation of when to jump for each market.
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