Will LEDs be the End of Nuclear Power Plants?

For one writer the answer is yes. Switching to LEDs can mean the demise of nuclear power plants in the U.S., according to Michael Kanellos, a contributor for Forbes. Kanellos reasoned nuclear power plants only generate 19 percent of electricity in the U.S. equivalent to the power consumption percentage by lighting. In other words, by simply retrofitting light bulbs with LED, the need for nuclear plants is wiped off the table.

 The U.S. net electricity generation by energy source. Information is from May 2013 statistics released by DOE/ EIA. (LEDinside/ U.S. Nuclear Reactor Commission)

Moreover, the costs for a simple switch to lighting is much more cost effective than investing more than US$ 105 billion into nuclear power plants that may take decades to construct, Kanellos argued. Citing U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) statistics, there are roughly 6 billion bulbs in U.S. households. On average these are 46 watt bulbs that consume about 25 percent of light electricity. The swap to 11-watt LEDs that cost US$ 10, would cut overall power consumption by 15 percent. 

Paired with smart controls, the LED lighting can further save energy and “nearly whacked out the entire nuclear fleet,” wrote Kanellos. Networked controls can help save another 80 to 90 percent of power, equivalent to another 35-40 percent reduction in nuclear power plants. For further details please see link.

Disclaimers of Warranties
1. The website does not warrant the following:
1.1 The services from the website meets your requirement;
1.2 The accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the service;
1.3 The accuracy, reliability of conclusions drawn from using the service;
1.4 The accuracy, completeness, or timeliness, or security of any information that you download from the website
2. The services provided by the website is intended for your reference only. The website shall be not be responsible for investment decisions, damages, or other losses resulting from use of the website or the information contained therein<
Proprietary Rights
You may not reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party, any materials contained on the services without the express prior written consent of the website or its legal owner.

Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE