March 24, 2021

Energy Saving Opportunity from Advanced LED Lighting Research


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) was asked by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to estimate the energy saving opportunity made possible by certain lighting research planned by PNNL. This report describes the results of that effort. To complete this work, PNNL selected a methodology created for and used in the electric utility industry, called Non-Energy Benefits methodology, and a lighting market model created for DOE to estimate future energy savings potential from solid-state lighting. The study found that select planned PNNL lighting research could lead to annual energy savings of 10% of total lighting energy savings in the year 2035, or in absolute terms, 334 tBtu. Energy savings in earlier years are smaller, primarily due to the early years of low market uptake of the new technologies expected from PNNL lighting research. In 2030, annual energy savings are projected to be 4.5%, or 165 tBtu.

Published: March 24, 2021


Ledbetter M.R., L.A. Skumatz, J.P. Penning, D.C. D'Souza, M.E. Santulli, V.A. Nubbe, and C.T. Elliott. 2019. Energy Saving Opportunity from Advanced LED Lighting Research. PNNL-29342. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.