If businesses and cities converted all of their conventional light points to LED or connected LED, global electricity savings could total as much as 1,132 TWh per year, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 494 million households. The switch would save a total of €177 billion per year in electricity costs while taking more than 553 million tons of CO2 out of the atmosphere.
On a more local level—say, a mid-size European city of 200,000 inhabitants—switching all conventional lighting to LED could save over 78,000 MWh annually. That’s over €26 million per year. Consider what could be achieved with that money.
If you’re a building owner or city manager, you don’t have to do everything everywhere all at once. You can purchase and install connected LEDs and take full advantage of their energy-efficiency and illumination benefits immediately, then bring connected capabilities online if and when they make sense. Connected LED lighting systems like Interact from Signify are fully scalable, so you can start in one area, or one building, and initiate a wider rollout as you see fit.
Deciding exactly what to do now is less important than deciding to do something. Climate change is accelerating and the global cost-of-living crisis is putting immense strain on national economies. The growing number of CFL and incandescent lighting bans can help, by making LED adoption ever more attractive.
Signify’s Green Switch program is designed to help you take decisive action now—action that won’t come a moment too soon.