30 June 2015

Global awards for super-efficient LED bulbs announced

The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative, an international collaboration of 17 members, including Australia, have announced the winners of the Global Efficiency Medal Competition for super-efficient household LED light bulbs. Winning products in the international competition—LED bulbs from Cree and Nanogrid Limited—were more than 80% more efficient than comparable incandescent light bulbs and more than 25% more efficient than compact fluorescent light bulbs. Nanogrid Limited’s Nanoleaf One NL02-1200-3000K received the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal in the household lighting category for 60- to 75-watt replacement lamps and also the Australian SEAD Regional Award in that category. The SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition recognises highly energy-efficient products to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions and spur manufacturers to produce more energy-efficient products. SEAD will announce winners of its Global Efficiency Medal competition for super-efficient commercial lighting products in August 2015.