Sunday, January 15, 2012

What is LUMEN?




Lighting Understanding For a More Efficient Nation (LUMEN)

What is LUMEN?

Lighting Understanding For a More Efficient Nation (LUMEN) is an ad hoc consortium of organizations and professionals united to facilitate consumer educated energy-efficient lighting decisions.

What are LUMEN’s Goals?

  • To increase public awareness of the effects and benefits involved with the transition to energy efficient lighting sources.
  • To curb public misunderstanding of the transition to energy efficient lighting sources relating to both use and effects of available lighting options.
  • To empower the public with increased awareness of new lighting products becoming available and the knowledge to make the best lighting decisions for their personal circumstances.
  • To address consumer dissatisfaction regarding various lighting technologies.

How is LUMEN Structured?

LUMEN has created two committees to accomplish its overall goals and objectives:
  • Retail Education Committee chaired by Larry Lauck of the American Lighting Association
  • Mass Media Education Committee chaired by Monique O’Grady of the Alliance to Save Energy

How can I get Involved?

LUMEN is open to stakeholders in all industries who would like to be engaged in this effort, and encourages members from manufacturing, retail, utility, media, NGO groups, and market transformation organizations to join the LUMEN Coalition.
Click here to contact us 

How can Media Learn More?

The LUMEN Coalition can be a media resource about the lighting transition.
Click here for pictures and press information about the coalition and energy-efficient lighting

Who is Part of LUMEN?

LUMEN Steering Committee:
Alliance to Save Energy
American Lighting Association
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
LUMEN Members (as of October 2011):
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
American Public Power Association
Appliance Standards Awareness ProjectBulbrite
Consumer Federation of America
Consumers Union
Cooper Industries
CreeEfficiency Vermont
Energy Future Coalition
Food Marketing Institute
General ElectricGet Wise
Illuminating Engineering Society of NA
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.Metro Lighting
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
National Consumer Law Center
Natural Resources Defense Council
National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates
National Grid
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Philips Electronics North America CorporationRedwood Systems
Resource Action Programs
Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
Satco Products, Inc. & NUVO Lighting
Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
Southern California Edison
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
StratacommTCP Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

LUMEN Advisers:
California Energy Commission
Federal Trade CommissionLighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
US Department of Energy
US Environmental Protection Agency

Energy Saving Choices

Energy Saving Choices Lighting accounts for approximately 12% of the average household’s energy bill and energy-efficient options help you save money.  Families can save between $50 and more than $100 a year by just changing their bulbs. Plus, there are more than 4 billion screw-based sockets in the U.S., which means you can save more than $10 billion per year. Traditional incandescents waste energy and money by using 90% of electricity to produce heat instead of light. Yet, with numerous energy-efficient bulb options, you can make smart lighting choices. There are three main types of energy-efficient bulbs: Halogen incandescents, CFLs and LEDs.

Halogen Incandescents:

These look like traditional incandscent bulbs, but use 25% to 30% less energy on average and can last up to three times longer than the older versions. A more efficient halogen incandescent for about $1.50 each saves you about $3 per bulb over its lifetime.
Click here to learn more about halogen incandescents

Compact Flourescent Lamps (CFLs):

CFLs represent the best value for consumers today. They use about 75% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last up to 10 times longer. If you buy a CFL in a multi-pack for $2.00 or less – you can save up to $50 over the bulb’s lifetime.
Click here to learn more about CFLs

Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs):

LEDs are another option that have the potential to last up to 22 years and save 75% or more in energy costs; however, currently, their upfront cost is steeper than other alternatives. LEDs will save you tons of money over their long 25-year lifetime, especially when the volume of sales go up and the initial purchase price decreases.
Click here to learn more about LEDs

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