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L.E.D. Lighting Explained in 2012 terms: Electric TV Video (NECA/IBEW Team)

Part 1 of the video series.

LEDs in 2012: Myths and More Information

Part 2 of the video series.

If you haven’t been down the lighting aisle of your favorite home improvement store lately, you may be surprised at how many LED lighting products have arrived. Solid-state lighting (LEDs are one type) will soon have a strong impact on how buildings and homes are lit, in part because of its potential to reduce U.S. lighting energy usage by nearly one half. Imagine cutting your lighting bill in half! A new video series from was developed to help electrical contractors get ready for the changes and opportunities ahead, but it’s not just for contractors. I think you’ll find it to be a good introduction to the technology and how to make better decisions when you’re ready to try it yourself.

How LEDs Can Reduce Energy Use

Part 1 of the series introduces LEDs and their significant potential for future energy savings. This segment features an interview with DOE Lighting Program Manager, Dr. James Brodrick, entitled “Where are they now?” explaining some of the advantages of LED lighting and where to look for information that can help you learn more.

Sifting Through the Myths About LEDs

Part 2 of the series dives deeper into the subject in a conversation with long-time LED expert Dr. John Curran about LED lighting’s shift from novelty to mainstream use. Many LED manufacturers and an increasing variety of products are entering the market. At this stage, it becomes important to understand the myths and facts about the technology, and how to evaluate LED products effectively so that you can find the right products for the right places.

Part 3 of the series is forthcoming. is a video-based website established in 2007 and sponsored by the National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.