Ensuring energy savings through smart lamps and luminaires
Why is this gap important?
Smart lamps and luminaires could significantly reduce electricity consumption for lighting by adjusting to daylight levels, room occupancy and interactions with building energy management systems. However, the additional energy used for network communications and rebound effects may offset these savings if clean energy policies and technologies do not provide appropriate solutions for growing consumer expectations.
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What are the leading initiatives?
The IEA 4E TCP’s SSL Annex is also studying smart LED lamps and luminaires. It assesses their functions as well as the energy consumption associated with the circuits that provide smart features. The objective is to ensure that overall energy savings do, indeed, result from these innovations in addition to the improved, flexible services they provide to consumers.