Dialight has launched a slimmer LED linear luminaire. This smaller and lighter luminaire is easier to install. It also provides 7,000 lumens at 106 lumens per watt and can last over 100,000 hours.
Dialight is constantly looking to improve product offerings to address the needs of our customers.With the LED linear’s new slim design and reduced fixture weight, it is not only easier to install but also suitable for areas where greater clearance levels are required to avoid obstructing ongoing processes. Because of the smaller size, the new luminaire is suitable for use in challenging environments like chemical, petrochemical and hazardous locations facilities onshore and offshore drilling rigs, platforms and other oil, gas.” —Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive
About 75% of all lighting energy is used by commercial and industrial lights. When combined with outdoor lighting, commercial and industrial lights costs about $20 billion a year in the US.
Luminaire design has progressed quite a bit over the decades, resulting in more efficient systems. For example, switching to LED has saved tens of thousands of dollars per year and hundreds of tons of CO2 at just two Unilever factory sites. About four million Euros and 60,00o tons of CO2 are saved each by South African businesses from the switch to LEDs.
There may be a tendency to think of societal change in terms of broad strokes and breakthroughs, but incremental improvements can add up and produce a large effect. The US Department of Energy has noted just how large this impact might be:
Widespread use of LED lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States. By 2027, widespread use of LEDs could save about 348 TWh (compared to no LED use) of electricity: This is the equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants (1000 megawatts each), and a total savings of more than $30 billion at today’s electricity prices.
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