EnLight and Macy's plan bright futures for LED lighting
The seven German partners in the European EnLight consortium have announced that they will aim for a further 40% reduction in the energy consumption of LEDs during R&D projects over the next three years.
EnLight's consortium of 28 industry and research partners, based in 6 European countries, will aim to exploit the full potential of LED-based lighting. Development projects will focus on energy-saving innovations such as programmable controls and sensors, and intelligent LED systems that can automatically adapt their brightness to the ambient light.
EnLight has received around €11 million in funding to date. Almost half of the fund has come from the project’s industry partners, and €2 million has been contributed by the European Union.
Meanwhile in the US, Macy’s has announced plans for a lighting retrofit that will see one million halogen bulbs replaced with LED spotlights. Macy’s is the first US department store to implement the use of LED lighting on a wide scale.