Life-Cycle Assessment

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Environmental Impact Report

The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in conjunction with several industry partners, has released a new report, "Life-Cycle Assessment of Energy and Environmental Impacts of LED Lighting Products." Read more

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Report Confirms LEDs Are Energy Efficient

Solid-state lighting advocates have been quick to promote the energy-efficient performance of LEDs, but have done so based more on intuition than reported findings. However, with the release of Osram Opto Semiconductors' November 2009 report, "Life Cycle Assessment of Illuminants: A Comparison of Light Bulbs, Compact Fluorescent Lamps and LED Lamps," there is now data to confirm that hunch. "Life Cycle Assessment of Illuminants" finds that, from "cradle to grave," LED lamps do indeed deliver on energy efficiency. Read more

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