State of Solid-State: DOE Reports Track Progress in LED Lighting Technology

The study found that while LED replacements have reached a point where they can be competitive with fluorescent troffers, offering comparable efficacy and performance, the results still don’t consistently exceed expectations set by the incumbent technology, particularly when retrofitted into existing luminaires.

The industry’s shift to solid-state lighting sources such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) continues to be one of the most dynamic areas of product development and market realignment in the electrical industry. This transition has been getting substantial support from the U.S. Department of Energy, which offers programs for performance testing and standardized methods for reporting performance characteristics of the new technology, with an eye toward assisting market acceptance.

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