Europe launches consultation on LED lighting
The European Commission adopted a Green Paper about the future of LED lighting and has launched a public consultation on this issue.
The LED is one of the most versatile forms of lighting and consume less energy (compared to other lighting technologies, you can save up to 70% energy and money). If it accelerates the deployment of this technology will ensure the success of the European enlightenment and it will help before the end of 2020 has been reduced by 20% energy consumption from lighting. LED technology, however, faces a number of problems in the market selling their high prices (to be more sophisticated technology than other alternatives), the lack of it with potential users and the lack of common standards that govern it. Are these problems that have led to the launch of a consultation which runs until February 29, 2012 to gather views on the ideas expressed by the Commission.
Among the most important questions of public consultation, include:
What measures could help remove barriers and accelerate the deployment of LED technology in Europe?
What can be done in the European market a level of quality and safety of products that meet the expectations of consumers?
How could strengthen cooperation lighting industry with architects and lighting designers, electrical installations and the construction industry?
How can the EU best support entrepreneurship and competitiveness in the lighting industry?
One of the key objectives of the Digital Agenda for Europe is to promote LED lighting and energy savings that it entails (see IP/10/581, MEMO/10/199 and MEMO/10/200).