Courtesy EPRI, Electric Power Research Institute
Lighting accounts for about 20% of total U.S. electricity use; in the commercial sector, about one-third of electricity consumption and 25-40% of daytime peak demand are directly attributable to lighting. EPRI analysis indicates that if all technically possible energy-efficient lighting technologies were implemented, the consumption of commercial lighting electricity could be reduced by 22-56% by the year 2000. To achieve the maximum potential savings, utilities need easy access to information on high-efficiency lighting technologies and their proper applications. But information on lighting technologies and R&D activities is often difficult to find because of the diversity of sources and the wide variety of industry activities. Electric utilities and others in the lighting field need a comprehensive resource book that consolidates this information.