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LEDs and Lighting: Market could hit $5 billion by 2012

Maury Wright
10/20/2009 02:00 PM EDT

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DrFPGA
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re: LEDs and Lighting: Market could hit $5 billion by 2012
DrFPGA   8/20/2010 12:16:10 AM
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It would be nice to see an update to this article. Recent reports seem to indicate a fall off in growth of the LED market. Is there something the market is demanding that LEDs can't address?

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re: LEDs and Lighting: Market could hit $5 billion by 2012
kernexrnd   10/29/2009 4:27:46 AM
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Low power high illumination LEDs are required for our railway applications.

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CHATLIT   10/21/2009 3:37:33 AM
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LEDs as an energy effficient solution for lighting will certainly devlop with higher efficcacy LEDS hitting market. What one tends to notice is the inadequate effort or data on what happens to it's output AND life under power supply conditions that are not ideal.For exmple lo battery voltage or varying power supply ac voltage/frequency.The constant cuurent drivers give an impression that they maintain LEDs at desired lamp voltage/ current / waveshapes but do they really?? JUnction level data does not seem to be available or is it suppressed??

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stixoffire   10/21/2009 2:54:10 AM
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The only effort I have heard of regarding Air-conditioning and refrigeration is MacroSonix. While LEDs are part of the battle , there are many other obstacles, like Government and poor business practice. We have the technlogy to provide fresh water, and green electric at the same time yet we refuse to do so.

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SmokeNoMore   10/20/2009 7:08:36 PM
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LEDs will consume less power than traditional lighting - I can't argue that. Reduction in power is always good - so I won't criticize. I only wish we saw equally as much effort put into building more efficient air conditioning systems. For most homes, lighting represents 5-7% of total power consumption while ACs represent 60-70% of the total.

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