13 new companies have committed 6 billion products to advance efficient lighting.
Beijing, June 6, 2017: Today, during an Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) side-event on efficient lighting, 13 companies announced new commitments to the Global Lighting Challenge (GLC) totaling nearly 6 billion LED lighting products. The GLC has now reached 14 billion high efficiency, high quality lighting products committed, surpassing its 10 billion light goal set at CEM6 two years ago. United for Efficiency and its lighting Partners Philips Lighting and Osram are long-standing supporters of the GLC.
Twelve Chinese solid-state lighting companies committed to deploy 3.29 billion LED Lamps and 5.77 million LED Street Lights by the end of 2018. The following companies have made commitments (listed in order of submission):
- MLS Co. Ltd.,
- Shanghai SANSI Electronic Engineering Co. Ltd.,
- Sengled Optoelectronics Co. Ltd.,
- Ningbo Klite Electric Manufacture Co. Ltd.,
- Hangzhou HPWINNER OPTO Corporation,
- Shenzhen Fluence Technology Co. Ltd.,
- Hengdian Group Tospo Lighting Co. Ltd.,
- LEEDARSON Lighting Co. Ltd.,
- Shanghai Feilo Acoustics Co. Ltd.,
- Unilumin Group Co. Ltd.,
- OPPLE Lighting Co. Ltd.,
- Shanxi Huang Yu LED Lighting Co. Ltd.
The assumed energy consumption of these products is:
- LED lamps: use 6W LED Lamp instead of 40W CFL, with 4 working hours per day, 365 days per year;
- LED street lights: use 70W LED Street Light instead of 150W high-pressure sodium lamp, with working 10 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Based on these commitments, the total cumulative energy savings from 2017-2018 is estimated at more than 45 billion kWh, which is roughly half of the Three Gorges Hydropower Station annual power generation (93.5 billion kWh in 2016). These energy savings lead to CO2 emissions reduction estimated at more than 40.5 million tons.
In addition to the 12 Chinese companies, LEDVANCE – an international company for lighting products and networked light applications based in Germany – announced its commitment to sell 2.5 billion LED lamps by 2023. It is estimated that LEDVANCE’s goal will save the equivalent amount of energy produced by 75 medium sized coal fired energy plants.
“We made a very conscious choice in pledging this commitment and are very proud in taking part in the Global Lighting Challenge. LED lamps are not only ecologically sensible but also economically. In combination with smart lighting solutions, LED lamps in the current generation have a potential of reducing energy consumption and costs by 90%”, said Thomas Dreier, Global Head of R&D of LEDVANCE. “At LEDVANCE, we have been investing a lot in researching the potential of tomorrow’s LED lamps, which will continue to increase the scope of what is possible in energy efficiency.”
About the Global Lighting Challenge
Lighting currently accounts for 15% of the global electricity consumption — more than the electricity generated by all the nuclear power stations in the world — and 5% of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. An overnight global transition to highly efficient lighting could avoid more than 800 million metric tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to displacing 684 coal-fired power plants for a year.
Super-efficient and affordable LEDs have sparked the development of a rapidly growing global commercial market for off-grid solar lighting, putting clean and safe lighting in reach for the 1.2 billion people who lack access to modern energy services around the world.
The GLC was introduced during the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) in May 2015, with 13 CEM member countries and the European Commission providing endorsements. It is designed as a public-private partnership to generate ambitious commitments from national and subnational governments, big and small businesses, retailers, and others to meet the goal of 10 billion high efficiency, high quality lighting products. Since its launch, the GLC has built a volunteer coalition with more than 60 governments, manufacturers, retailers, and expert groups working together to accomplish its 10 billion product goal.
The GLC brings together and elevates efforts to promote efficient lighting policies, including the CEM’s Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative and Global Lighting Energy and Access Energy Partnership (Global LEAP), United Nations Environment Programme and Global Environment Facility’s en.lighten initiative, International Finance Corporation’s Lighting Global, International Energy Agency’s Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment Solid State Lighting Annex, and The Climate Group. The GLC has been endorsed by Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Commission.
About the CEM
The Clean Energy Ministerial is a forum of the world’s largest and most forward-leaning countries working together to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. The CEM pairs the high-level engagement of energy ministers with year-round technical initiatives and campaigns to drive faster deployment of clean energy policy and technology. CEM members are Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Together, the 24 countries and the European Commission account for about 90% of the world’s clean energy investments and 75% of its greenhouse gas emissions.
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