Why Fluorescent Lighting Isn’t Dead

Greentech Media published a great blog post yesterday titled “Why Fluorescent Lighting Isn’t Dead.”  The post featured the opinions of energy-efficient lighting expert Francis Rubinstein.

We publish a number of articles about LED lighting on this blog, and are probably a little guilty of failing to grant sufficient coverage to fluorescent lighting and how much its technology has improved over the years.

The article is an excellent read.  I couldn’t do it justice with a simple summary, so head over to Greentech Media to check it out!  In the meantime, here’s an interesting quote I pulled from Francis Rubinstein:

Until research drives the cost of LEDs down substantially, the greatest potential for improvements in lighting energy efficiency will come from combining advanced lighting controls with hybrid [fluorescent and LED] lighting systems, and designing the lighting to fit the space and occupant requirements in which they’re used.

Emily Widle

Emily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.

One thought to “Why Fluorescent Lighting Isn’t Dead”

  1. > “Until research drives the cost of LEDs down substantially,”

    I agree that sticker shock is a big influence. But the TCO (total cost of ownership) even at today’s prices seems to say that LEDs are a good investment.

    What troubles me though is that I’ve read that cooling of the new super bright LEDs is a problem. Especially where air conditioning is not an option during the hot summer months and ambient temperatures can get to the upper 90sF.

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