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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

CEM’s Global Lighting Challenge Announces 14 Billion Efficient Lighting Products Committed in Two Years

CEM’s Global Lighting Challenge Announces 14 Billion Efficient Lighting Products Committed in Two Years

13 new companies have committed 6 billion products to advance efficient lighting

At an Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) side event on efficient lighting, 13 companies announced new commitments to the Global Lighting Challenge (GLC) totaling nearly 6 billion LED lighting products. The GLC has now reached 14 billion high efficiency, high quality lighting products committed, surpassing its 10 billion light goal set at the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) two years ago.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Lighting the World with 10 Billion LED Bulbs

Lighting the World with 10 Billion LED Bulbs

Chad S. Gallinat, U.S. Global Lighting Challenge lead

Lighting accounts for 15 percent of global electricity consumption and 5 percent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, 1.2 billion people lack access to modern energy services, including reliable lighting. For many, hazardous energy sources such as kerosene are the only option. To address these immense problems, last year at COP21 in Paris, the Clean Energy Ministerial launched the Global Lighting Challenge — a race to deploy 10 billion high-efficiency, high-quality, and affordable lighting products (such as LEDs) as quickly as possible.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

SEAD Announces International Competition to Recognize the Most Efficient Industrial and Outdoor Lighting

SEAD Announces International Competition to Recognize the Most Efficient Industrial and Outdoor Lighting

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative announced its sixth international competition to recognize the world’s most energy efficient industrial and outdoor lighting products. SEAD Global Efficiency Medals will be awarded to the most energy efficient industrial and outdoor lighting products in two categories: (1) high and low bay luminaires, and (2) street lighting luminaires, sold across Europe, India, and North America.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sweden Challenges Other Countries to Join the Global Lighting Challenge

Sweden Challenges Other Countries to Join the Global Lighting Challenge

On 3 May, Minister Ibrahim Baylan launched Belysningsutmaningen, Sweden’s commitment to the Global Lighting Challenge. Together with public and private actors, the Swedish government now races to reduce by half the electricity demand for lighting by 2020 and challenges other countries to follow suit.

Friday, April 15, 2016

APEC Energy Working Group Endorses Global Lighting Challenge

APEC Energy Working Group Endorses Global Lighting Challenge

The Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Working Group (EWG) recently endorsed the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Lighting Challenge (GLC), a campaign to accelerate the transition to highly energy-efficient lighting. 

Monday, December 7, 2015

CEM Global Lighting Challenge Launched at COP21 to Deploy 10 Billion LED Bulbs

CEM Global Lighting Challenge Launched at COP21 to Deploy 10 Billion LED Bulbs

Clean Energy Ministerial countries and global corporations collaborate to advance efficient lighting

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) today announced the formal launch of the Global Lighting Challenge (GLC)—a race to deploy 10 billion high-efficiency, high-quality, and affordable lighting products (such as LED bulbs) as quickly as possible. An overnight global transition to highly efficient lighting could avoid more than 800 million metric tons of CO2 emissions. The GLC was announced by Sweden’s Minister of Energy Ibrahim Baylan, along with Ikea’s Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard and other CEM partners, during an event at the COP21 climate negotiations. Initial commitments to the GLC were also announced.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

10 Billion Bulbs

10 Billion Bulbs

Introducing the CEM Global Lighting Challenge #GLC #10BillionBulbs

The Clean Energy Ministerial is launching the Global Lighting Challenge (GLC) to address lighting issues related to energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy access. The GLC is a race to reach cumulative global sales of 10 billion high-efficiency, high-quality, and affordable lighting products (such as light-emitting diodes – LEDs) as quickly as possible.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Aura Light International, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Cree Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency

Aura Light International, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Cree Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency

The SEAD Initiative announced the winners of its Global Efficiency Medal competition for super-efficient commercial LED lighting. Aura Light International, a Swedish manufacturer, won the international award, with Cree, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Aura Light International winning the regional awards.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Cree, Nanoleaf, Globe Electric, and Xiamen Yankon Energetic LED Light Bulbs Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency

Cree, Nanoleaf, Globe Electric, and Xiamen Yankon Energetic LED Light Bulbs Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency

The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative honored the winners of its Global Efficiency Medal competition for super-efficient household LED light bulbs at an awards ceremony at the United Nations Environment Programme in Paris, France. Winning products in the international competition were more than 80% more efficient than comparable incandescent light bulbs. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Global LEAP Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey

Global LEAP Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey

This document presents the results of a Global LEAP survey of energy access professionals, reporting on the appliance products that they think are likely to inspire the greatest off-grid consumer demand over the next 3 to 5 years, and the appliances that they think are likely to drive the greatest energy access (e.g., socioeconomic or environmental) benefits. Survey respondents ranked LED room lighting appliances as the top appliance driving off-grid consumer demand, and the top product driving the energy access benefits.

Monday, September 15, 2014

SEAD and LightSavers Canada Green Cities

SEAD and LightSavers Canada Green Cities

The government in British Columbia (BC), Canada recently announced a new, first-of-its-kind procurement program – LED Street Lights Across BC – to support the purchase of energy efficient LED street lighting in the province. Analysis conducted using the SEAD Street Lighting Tool has helped inform the program.
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