WIT Press


Lighting The World With LEDs

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ESUS090071

Volume

121

Pages

8

Published

2009

Size

366 kb

Author(s)

S. J. Riley & M. Telugu

Abstract

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) present an opportunity to improve public health and to provide low-cost lighting to villages while significantly reducing CO2 emissions, petroleum fuel consumption, and hazardous waste. Lighting accounts for approximately 19% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and widespread use of LED lighting would significantly reduce this. Aspects of LED technology, the use of LED in lighting the developing world, and means of rapidly deploying the technology in an affordable manner are discussed. Keywords: LED lighting, public health, appropriate technology, energy conservation.

Keywords

LED lighting, public health, appropriate technology, energy conservation