Posts Tagged ‘OSRAM’

New Study Assures LEDs are Environmentally-Friendly

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

We all know how energy efficient LEDs are, as they sometimes boast nearly 80-90 percent energy savings when compared with conventional bulbs. However, the new question: Is the LED’s energy efficiency worth its production cost? In other words, is it still more efficient overall — from production to disposal — to use an LED lamp? According to OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, the answer is “Yes.”

OSRAM recently conducted a new LED technology study based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) which revealed just how environmentally-friendly LED lamps really are. Basically, an LCA quantifies how much energy and raw materials a lamp consumes in terms of production, use and disposal, and the environmental impact involved in the process. To be expected, LED lamps achieved the LCA values of compact fluorescent lights and were far superior to conventional incandescent lamps.


Finland: First LED Street Lighting

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The Levi ski resort in Finland will become the first district in the country to install LED street lighting, according to an OSRAM press release. A total of 3,840 LEDs and oval lenses, supplied by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, will be installed in 64 lamps providing “a pleasant light with exceptional efficiency.”

First: “exceptional efficiency.” “This street lighting system fits perfectly with the concept of energy savings,” writes OSRAM. “The local authority is investing heavily in its regional infrastructure, placing great emphasis on innovation and sustainability.”