To get an idea, consider that about 15% of all electricity consumed on this planet is used for lighting purposes.
Then consider that more than 60% of all electricity consumed is produced using fossil based fuels.
And finally consider that about 40% of all energy consumed is in the form of electricity.
The conclusion is then that about 3.6% of all energy consumed on this planet is lighting based on fossil fuels, and 4.2% of all fossil fuels consumed is used for lighting, since about 84% of the energy we consume in total is fossil based.
That might not sound as much, but simply by replacing current lamps (at best 100 lumens per watt, but probably less on average) with new technology we will reduce energy spending as a whole by 3.4% and CO2 emissions by 4%.
So by simply by changing light bulbs we will be able to do more about reducing CO² emissions than any number of idiot politicians and oligarchs, flying private jets to “important” meetings discussing “climate change” with the aim to regulate the lives of everyone us, will ever do.
This is the power of technology and innovation. Politicians will achieve nothing (positive). Technology will change everything. As always.
As you probably suspect I’m talking about the Ecat SKLed lamp now open for Pre-Orders on the ECAT.COM website. The first 1 million lamps will be sold at the USD 25 each.
So, not only is it 25 times as efficient as anything you normally buy at IKEA, but also less expensive than the cheapest 10000 lumen lamp you can find on Amazon… And instead of consuming 100 Watt like those, the ECat SKLed consumes about 4 Watt. AND you can use 12 Volt batteries to power it. For a long time… Just imagine the automotive market…
And since it produces light, of course it can be converted to heat at similar efficiencies, and eventually electricity.
The launch will be made in Stockholm, late November at which point the functionality and and safety of the lamp will be certified by authorative organization.
The implications are simply huge.