Expert: Facility managers are making the shift to LED lighting (with related video)
Government Product News recently caught up with Andy Wakefield, Director of Building Solutions and Services at Lutron Electronics. The Coopersburg, Pa.-based firm produces lighting and whole-room controls, shading systems, fixtures, LED drivers, sensors and other lighting products.
In the video interview, Wakefield (photo at right) outlines a few LED technology trends. He says that facility managers are rapidly adopting energy-saving LED technology worldwide. “We work with the major lighting manufacturers, and they report that 30 percent of the fixtures they are manufacturing now are LED fixtures, and that in the next few years that share of market will rise to 70 percent. So that well over half of the fixtures they make in the future will be LED. Wakefield says the transformation is happening so rapidly because of the energy savings of LEDs, as well as the lighting flexibility they offer.
In the video, Wakefield offers some advice to government facility managers and engineers when they consider making the switch to LEDs. He also outlines some of the resources that government officials can use as they consider updating lighting in government facilities.
Lutron Electronics is taking steps to conserve energy. The firm encourages government facilities to employ energy-efficient lighting controls to achieve President Obama’s federal carbon emission goals. As part of this mandate, Lutron reinforces its commitment to help federal government facilities and suppliers successfully achieve President Obama’s Executive Order 13693: Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade. The order aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions in federal buildings by 40 percent and increase the share of electricity consumed from renewable sources to 30 percent by 2025.
Go here to see the video interview with Andy Wakefield of Lutron Electronics.