VEIC’s Dan Mellinger spoke with the New York Times about LED lighting standards, and the need to balance the sometimes-competing issues of cost, quality, and energy efficiency. Commenting on a California Energy Commission proposal to require higher quality standards for LEDs in that state, Dan observed:
“There is a place in the market for some of these high-color, high-quality products, but for the average consumer, I think it is perhaps not necessary,” said Dan Mellinger, lighting strategy manager of the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, which operates the state’s Efficiency Vermont energy conservation program. “Of course better color is always good — who wouldn’t want that? — but it comes at a surprisingly significant cost and efficiency penalty.”
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