Advanced lighting remains an essential tool for those seeking to reduce energy consumption through energy efficiency. The arguments in favor of efficient lighting as a path to reduced energy demand – ease of installation, cost-effectiveness, matched performance, and easily quantifiable savings – are compelling and reliably consistent.
Solid-State Lighting (SSL) has somewhat complicated the industry’s approach to energy-efficient lighting in recent years. SSL has the attention of the energy efficiency community at the moment, primarily because it simultaneously presents great opportunity, and substantial risk. While SSL possesses the potential to achieve performance and design flexibility unseen in many incumbent light sources, its status as an emerging technology elicits apprehension from those concerned about performance claims, high costs, and evolving capabilities.
In order to understand how best to move ahead in incorporating SSL into our respective program and product strategies, we must first gain a better understanding of the current environment surrounding this technology. To that end, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) has created and administered the Midwest SSL Plans and Perceptions Survey in aid of the U.S. Department of Energy’s TINSSL Program. MEEA’s primary goal in the administration of this survey was to query entities within the Midwest to learn more about our region’s attitudes toward SSL, how those attitudes are informing energy efficiency program activity, and what can be done by the lighting industry and energy efficiency groups to advance SSL adoption swiftly, yet sensibly.
Download the 2010 Midwest SSL Plans and Perceptions Survey Report below.