B6 light reflecting ceramic is being used in luminaire designs to improve light
output. These include LED, high temperature incandescent and electrodeless HID
designs being developed and optimized for improved luminous efficacy. The
refractoriness, high efficiency diffuse reflectance and excellent dielectric
properties all play a role in making Accuflect® an excellent
reflector choice for a variety of light sources.
In the year 2000, energy usage for lighting was estimated at 765
Terawatt-hours.* This represented roughly 22% of total annual electricity
generation and greater than 8% of the total of all forms of energy production
for the year. To put this energy usage in perspective, the following
relationships should be kept in mind:
There exists an opportunity to save tremendous amounts of energy with more
efficient lighting. This opportunity to save energy is manifested in extensive
R&D activities in all sectors of the lighting industry.
*Source: 2000 National Lighting Inventory and Energy Consumption
Estimate Volume 1. September 2002. USDOE. See Also: