The latest 4E global analysis shows that polices to curb the sales of inefficient lighting have led to a dramatic reduction in sales of traditional incandescent lamps. However, the overall cut in energy consumption has been less than expected due to the uptake of halogen lamps in many markets. These findings demonstrate the importance of tracking the impact of policy interventions and point towards a series of recommendations.
Work by 4E is shedding new light on the energy performance of smart lamps and suggests that there may be more to them than meets the eye.
Initial testing of a number of different LED lamp models that can be controlled by a smartphone has shown that some have alarming standby energy consumption. In most cases their overall efficacy, taking account of standby energy consumption, is lower than a typical CFL, and in one case little better than old fashioned incandescent lamp.
As the market penetration of smart lamps grows, a 4E project will seek to uncover more in order that member governments can decide whether further action should be taken.
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4E achievements on record The 2014 Annual Report provides an excellent summary of all of 4E’s achievements and activities during 2014.
The 4E Electric Motor Systems Annex will deliver a series of six webinars on the platform www.leonardo-energy.org from October 2015 on the following topics: