The website of the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative

Preliminary analysis  indicates that approximately 450 TWh of final energy and 210 million metric tons of CO2 emissions can be saved in 2030 by adopting the world’s best lighting efficiency standards in participating Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) economies. Energy consumed by lighting accounts for approximately 1900 MT of CO2 emissions each year, which is equivalent to 70 percent of the total emissions produced by vehicles annually. Conservative estimates predict that energy demands for lighting will increase by 80 percent by 2030.

The efficiency improvement potential offered by solid state lighting products has the potential to significantly reduce the global share of energy consumption attributed to lighting. To date, fifteen global economies have developed minimum efficiency standards or labeling programs for LED lighting and lamps, though many countries have quality and safety standards in place.



Standards & Labeling: The S&L working group has initiated an international collaboration of technical and policy experts in solid state lighting. This collaboration is intended to promote alignment and improvements in the scope and stringency of international standards and labeling programs. The collaboration is led by India and participants include Australia, Canada, France, Korea, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Procurement: SEAD has developed the Street Lighting Evaluation Tool, a free, easy-to-use calculator that can help purchasers make more informed choices regarding street lighting fixtures to help achieve up to 50 percent in energy savings. The tool is designed to make the fixture evaluation process easier by assisting street light purchasers with evaluating light quality, energy use, and costs for the most common road layouts.

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Resource Summary: Efficient Lighting Resource Summary

This Product-specific Resource Summary is a working document meant to catalog publically-available information relevant to the development of standards and labels. This document will be updated frequently as new information becomes available.

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