Posted by Doug Root on 24th Jul 2015

Where are LED's being used commercially?


US Department of Energy Photo & Article

So you if you are wondering where the LED market is picking up steam, this is a summary of an article written by the DOE.

LED's are quickly becoming mainstay in many areas. There are alot of sockets and fixtures out there that have LED technology, however there are more that do not. The time to change is now, rebates and extremely efficient LED's are available. 

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Commercially, despite their relatively low market share to date, low-bay/high-bay and linear fixtures rank second and third in 2014 energy savings (after directional applications), accounting for 17% and 16% respectively. Energy impacts in these applications are disproportionately high relative to market share, because of the large number of installations and extended operating hours. In contrast to A-type lamps, which are typically used in residences and average less than two hours per day of operation, low-bay/high-bay fixtures, which are used in the commercial and industrial sectors, operate for an average of about 12 hours per day

Here are few highlights on where SSL lighting stands today:
  • While adoption growth rates have been very impressive in the last two years, SSL market shares remain modest. From 2012 to 2014, LED installations increased in all applications, more than quadrupling to 215 million units overall. Market penetration climbed to 3% overall, versus less than 1% in 2012.
  • Small directional LEDs remain the market share leader. This category saw continued growth, with market share more than doubling from 10% in 2012 to 22% in 2014, the highest of any LED product. Growth rates are expected to slow in coming years.
  • Outdoor LED applications enjoyed a 10% share of the 2014 market. In contrast, LEDs earned only a 2.8% share across indoor applications. In terms of units, however, indoor lighting represents a significantly larger market than outdoor lighting.
  • LED cumulative installations were predominantly in indoor (88%) versus outdoor (8%) and other (4%) applications. Total installations were led by A-type lamps (36% of units installed) and directional lamps and luminaires (31% of units installed).
  • LEDs made inroads in important commercial and industrial lighting markets. Thanks to recent performance gains, LED products have begun to compete successfully against lower-priced incumbents, attaining a 1.3% share in linear fixtures and a 2.2% share in low-bay/high-bay applications.