Task 61 Highlights 2020
February 2021 - PDF 0.24MB
Lighting accounts for approximately 15% of the global electric energy consumption and 5% of greenhouse gas. Projections by the IEA show that if governments only rely on current policies, global electricity use for lighting will grow from around 2,900 TWh to around 4,250 TWh by 2030. Due to the world’s growing population and the increasing demand for electrically driven services in emerging economies, the increase will occur despite constant improvements in the energy efficiency of lighting systems.
During the last years, there has been a shift towards digitalized lighting because of its ability to overcome problems in the integration of daylight and electric lighting. New technologies equipped with sensors, “intelligent software,” and wireless data communication provide opportunities to bring the disconnected market sectors of electric lighting and façade technology closer together.