Presentation on theme: "Next Generation Lighting Programs: Opportunities to Advance Efficient Lighting for a Cleaner Environment Peter Banwell NARUC February 5, 2012 Washington."— Presentation transcript:
Next Generation Lighting Programs: Opportunities to Advance Efficient Lighting for a Cleaner Environment Peter Banwell NARUC February 5, 2012 Washington DC
Overview Approximately three out of four light sockets in the U.S. still contain inefficient light bulbs. Residential lighting programs will continue to offer cost-effective savings well into the future. LED reflector bulbs represent a new opportunity for efficiency programs. Future lighting programs should use a portfolio approach to incorporate a variety of efficient lighting technologies in addition to CFLs. Increased budgets for consumer education will be needed to mitigate consumer confusion. Significant savings remain in the market.
EISA Requirements & Market Factors Numerous factors will affect the baseline during transition period –Inventory after implementation date –Lamp hoarding –Option to purchase exempt lamp types (e.g. rough service) –Bin jumping
Varying Responses to Phase-Out Regulations Abroad Source: IEA 4E Benchmarking Document: Draft Benchmarking Impact of Phase Out Regulations on Lighting Markets, July 2011
Specialty CFLs Many program implementers increasing specialty CFLs in programs Manufacturers continue to develop wide variety of specialty CFLs: –Dimmable –Covered –Shatter Resistant –Three-way –Decorative –Reflector Lamps These lamp types will be exempt From EISA in the near term
ENERGY STAR LED Reflector Lamps Now Available for Most Prevalent Applications Source: Navigant Consulting, Energy Savings Estimates of Light Emitting Diodes in Niche Lighting Applications, Jan 2011 PAR38 BR30 MR-16
ENERGY STAR LED Bulbs NUMBER OF QUALIFIED PRODUCTS 300 225 150 75 0 9/20101/20115/2011 8/2011 Current list dominated by directional lamps Two omnidirectional A-Lamps
Many Factors in Play Affecting Program Cost Effectiveness W is declining, but will not drop as fast as people may think Net to Gross (NTG) ratios are dropping for CFLs in many regions Incremental costs are declining –Compliant incandescents cost more than traditional bulbs –LED bulbs dropping in price quickly
Conclusions Upcoming standards will not eliminate the need for lighting efficiency programs. New technologies like LED are more expensive, yet can still be a cost-effective option for programs. ENERGY STAR is a mark of quality. Careful planning can allow lighting efficiency programs to extend far into the future. The opportunity to save more energy than CFLs have in the last 20 years is now!
For more information: www.energystar.gov/lightingresources Peter Banwell Banwell.firstname.lastname@example.org 202 343 9408 Taylor Jantz-Sell Jantzemail@example.com 202 343 9042