Climate and environmental protection need not be expensive. It may even be the Gegemteil the case where LED lamps represent this undoubtedly the key technologies. “A gradual, worldwide exchange of conventional light sources in the course of the next ten years would reduce global CO2 emissions by almost 10.68 gigatons and financial savings beyond a Trillion dollars result”, already the research duo JK Kim stated 2008 and EF Schubert.
German energy policy sets in their attempt its climate targets for 2020 to meet, especially the power generators under strong pressure. The gap to the targeted reduction of CO2 emissions by 40 percent compared to 1990 is currently 62-100 million tons of CO2 per year.
Even with the local government institutions in Germany the topic LED lighting systems in the search for efficiency potentials is often little attention. A survey by the German Energy Agency dena from 2012 showed that 88 percent of respondents LED technology have hardly or not at all used. Asked about this fact answered the leaders they saw no financing options and other investment projects have higher priority. Given the fact that studies and calculations of experts in a comprehensive upgrading of all conventional light sources to LED lights in this country out of a potential savings in CO2 emissions of 13 million tons per year, a fatal miscalculation.
A medium-sized company in Germany can save with a conversion to LED hall lighting not only power and money, but also about 374 tonnes of CO2 plus 532 grams of radioactive waste per year. “LED technology could in Germany and beyond include a fifth of the CO2 gap world and thus make a mean-the contribution to the attainment of energy conservation objectives” is Marco Hahn of the German light rent convinced. It must take place at all levels is a fundamental rethinking and realignment in the national climate and energy policy.