Will LEDs Take Over The Traditional Light Bulbs
Another study on the potential of energy savings with the use of solid state lighting has shown that there will be rapid gains in the industry when prices fall after 2014.
News about the ban on incandescent bulbs:
According to a report by the International Energy Agency in 2011, about 26 out of its 28 member countries have devised policies to phase out the use of incandescent bulbs, except in countries like Turkey and New Zealand.
In 2012, the European Union declared that they would discontinue the use of incandescent light bulbs used for illuminating homes and make way for brighter and low energy consuming technology.
The United States also applied ban on their 100-watt incandescent light bulbs, effective from October 2012; and was followed by a ban on 75-watt light bulbs and then on the 60-watt light bulbs. China also followed the same direction by banning 100-watt incandescent bulbs from October 2012.
Overall impact on environment:
According to a report published by the Department of Energy, the modern LED technology based light bulbs are superior to the CFLs when it comes to the effect on the overall environment. This includes the natural and energy resources required to operate, manufacture, transport and dispose the light bulbs.
The report included a comparison of the three widely available light bulbs mainly LEDs, CFLs, and incandescents. Both LEDs and CFLs produces almost similar amount of light, approximately 800-900 lumens; however when it comes to energy consumption, incandescents use 60 watts of electricity while CFLs consume 15 watts and the LEDs consume only12.5 watts of electricity.
Thus, it makes sense that in the coming future LED lights will take over the traditional light bulbs in both domestic and industrial use.