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Title: SSL Pricing and Efficacy Trend Analysis for Utility Program Planning

An LED lamp or luminaire can generally be found that matches or exceeds the efficacy of benchmark technologies in a given product category, and LED products continue to expand into ever-higher lumen output niches. However, the price premium for LED continues to pose a barrier to adoption in many applications, in spite of expected savings from reduced energy use and maintenance. Other factors—such as dimmability and quality of light—can also present challenges. The appropriate type, timing, and magnitude of energy efficiency activities will vary from organization to organization based on local variables and the method of evaluation. A number of factors merit consideration when prioritizing activities for development. Category-specific projections for pricing and efficacy are provided herein to assist in efficiency program planning efforts.
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Technical Report
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Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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United States
LIGHT BULBS; EFFICIENCY; PRICES; COST; SSL; LED; lamp; luminaire; efficacy; efficiency; pricing; price; cost; trend; projection; program planning