Jan 272012
 

I ran across the Department of Energy report on Lighting. It just came out and it is a survey or a census of Lighting in 2010.  The report is called 2010 U.S. Lighting Market Characterization and it can be found on the DoE’s Solid State Lighting Technical Reports page. It’s a long report but it is full of charts and graphs. It gives you a good looking at what is lighting this country. There are still a lot of inefficient lamps in the field- mostly incandescent lamps in residential homes. Business and Industry has done a good job of upgrading their lighting.

2010 U.S. Lighting Market Characterization

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The chart breaks down the usage but lamp type and Sectors: Residential 5.8 billion, Commercial 2.1 billion, Industry 0.1 Billion, and Outdoor 0.2 billion lamps for a total of 8 billion light bulbs in use in the United States.

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This chart shows average hours of operation. One reason the use of incandescent lamps isn’t too troubling are the low hours of use. It doesn’t pay to use expensive lamps if they’re rarely on. Residential 1.8 hours, Commercial 11.2 hours, Industry 13.0 hour, and Outdoor 11.7 hours per year.

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Two graphs that show usage of electricity and light output.

Figure 5-2 U.S. Lighting Lamp Inventory, Electricity Consumption and Lumen Production in 2010

Figure 5-2 U.S. Lighting Lamp Inventory, Electricity Consumption and Lumen Production in 2010

Figure 5-3 U.S. Lighting Electricity Consumption by Sector and Lamp Type in 2010

Figure 5-3 U.S. Lighting Electricity Consumption by Sector and Lamp Type in 2010

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Table C2 shows Lighting Efficacy Assumption, which gives a good snapshot of how efficient certain lamps are as of 2010. Note all of these lamp types are getting more efficient with the exception of Incandescent lamps. LEDs are making the most progress.

System Efficacy Assumptions (Lumins per Watt – higher is better)

Res. Com. Ind. Out. All
Incandescent 12.1 11.7 0.0 12.1 12.0
General Service – A-type 12.9 12.4 11.9 12.8
General Service – Decorative 10.9 10.9
Reflector 10.2 10.4 10.2 10.3
Miscellaneous 11.9 11.3 12.2 12.0
Halogen 14.3 16.3 12.9 16.5 15.4
General Service 15.0 14.7 14.3 15.0
Reflector 14.1 14.6 12.9 14.3
Low Voltage Display 16.8 18.1 18.0
Miscellaneous 13.8 15.3 13.0 16.5 14.8
Compact Fluorescent 52.1 55.2 62.8 54.6 53.7
General Service – Screw 53.0 54.4 53.3 53.3
General Service – Pin 59.1 58.4 68.6 58.4
Reflector 43.1 44.9 41.9 44.3
Miscellaneous 52.1 54.6 53.3
Linear Fluorescent 67.3 76.6 77.7 73.7 76.3
T5 53.3 90.4 84.8 89.5
T8 Less than 4ft 55.4 71.0 71.4 70.6
T8 4ft 72.9 78.5 78.5 78.4
T8 Greater than 4ft 87.0 80.5 78.5 80.3
T12 Less than 4ft 51.8 56.1 48.5 55.8
T12 4ft 66.7 70.8 71.5 70.5
T12 Greater than 4ft 74.5 77.1 78.1 77.2
T8 U-Shaped 77.3 75.7 76.9 75.7
T12 U-Shaped 63.3 64.6 64.5 64.6
Miscellaneous 62.7 74.9 79.8 73.7 72.6
High Intensity Discharge 62.4 75.2 76.7 74.6 75.1
Mercury Vapor 29.3 37.9 38.8 30.5 35.2
Metal Halide 49.0 72.8 75.5 60.0 69.6
High Pressure Sodium 70.1 107.5 104.7 83.6 86.9
Low Pressure Sodium 143.5 89.2 92.1
Other 37.7 55.9 40.3 58.6 53.8
LED 40.7 55.8 40.3 45.3 51.9
Miscellaneous 37.5 66.2 75.8 57.5
AVERAGE 19.0 69.8 77.3 71.1 58.0
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