LED light bulbs for household and general use are, relatively speaking, right around the corner. Supposedly the light they will emit will not only save energy, but also look more like incandescent bulbs. We can only hope. You might already know that a few months ago the U.S. Department of Energy announced funding of more than $37 million to support high-efficiency, solid-state lighting (SSL) projects.
Lighting accounts for nearly 24% of the total electricity generated in the U.S. today. That’s huge! The DOE’s goal is to lower U.S. electricity costs by 33 percent by 2030, and at the same time, reduce greenhouse gas emissions.