An Assessment of the U.S. Residential Lighting Market

An Assessment of the U.S. Residential Lighting Market

TitleAn Assessment of the U.S. Residential Lighting Market
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsJudy D Jennings, Richard E Brown, Mithra M Moezzi, Evan Mills, Robert Sardinsky
Date Published10/1995
KeywordsEnduse, Energy End-Use Forecasting, EUF
Abstract

This report provides background data upon which residential lighting fixture energy conservation programs can be built. The current stock of residential lighting is described by usage level, lamp wattage, fixture type, and location within the house. Data are discussed that indicate that 25% of residential fixtures are responsible for 80% of residential lighting energy use, and that justify targeting these fixtures as candidates for retrofit with energy-efficient fixtures. Fixtures determined to have the highest energy use are hardwired ceiling fixtures in kitchens, living/family rooms, dining rooms, and outdoors. An assessment of the market for residential fixtures shows that nearly half of new residential fixtures are imported, 61% of new fixtures sold are hardwired, and about half of all new fixtures sold are for ceiling installation.

LBNL Report Number

LBL-38406