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Accelerating the Transition towards Solid-state Lighting: Challenges for the Public Sector to Deploy Solid-state Lighting

Yu, Huajun LU (2015) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN56 20151
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
The market uptake of solid-state lighting (SSL) is slow, even though it has many advantages
and could deliver a variety of benefits to the society. The public sector is a large actor in the
lighting market and could play an important role in accelerating SSL market penetration.
Nevertheless, it faces many challenges to adopt SSL. Therefore, the main purpose of this
research is to provide a better understanding of these challenges and explore potential
strategies to overcome them. Sweden is selectd as a focus country as it is a leading nation in
adopting SSL.
Overall, the public sector in Sweden faces several challenges to adopt SSL. The challenges and
its underlying reasons are presented as below: (i) low confidence in SSL due to... (More)
The market uptake of solid-state lighting (SSL) is slow, even though it has many advantages
and could deliver a variety of benefits to the society. The public sector is a large actor in the
lighting market and could play an important role in accelerating SSL market penetration.
Nevertheless, it faces many challenges to adopt SSL. Therefore, the main purpose of this
research is to provide a better understanding of these challenges and explore potential
strategies to overcome them. Sweden is selectd as a focus country as it is a leading nation in
adopting SSL.
Overall, the public sector in Sweden faces several challenges to adopt SSL. The challenges and
its underlying reasons are presented as below: (i) low confidence in SSL due to early
technological shortcomings; (ii) risk averison due to uncertainties of product performance and
benefits of SSL; (iii) conservative perspective on lighting due to limited awareness of SSL and
its benefits; (iv) conservative perspective in prioritizing SSL health and well-being benefits due
to limited attention; (v) difficulties in achieving inter-operation ability in innovative lighting
solutions (SSL is part of the solution); (vi) high initial cost for outdoor and replacement
lighting.
To accelerate the transition towards SSL, following actions could be taken: (i) product
performance testing standards improvement; (ii) minimum quality requirements scheme
setting and market surveillance enhancement; (iii) demonstration projects with high replication
potential; (iv) improve awareness and acceptance of SSL and its benefits among different
actors; (v) develop standard and norms for lighting’s effect on human health and well-being;
(vi) innovative public procurement to facilitate commercialization of innovative lighting
solutions; (vii) strenthen SSL (and innovative lighting solution) value chain; (viii) privatepublic partnerships (PPP) to facilitate collaboration; (ix) product-servicing system as a new
business model to facilitate solution-oriented approach; (x) increase financial support. (Less)
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author
Yu, Huajun LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN56 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Solid-state lighting (SSL), light-emitting diode (LED), innovative lighting solutions, human centric lighting
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2015:06
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
8168509
date added to LUP
2015-11-11 08:10:10
date last changed
2015-11-11 08:10:10
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  abstract     = {The market uptake of solid-state lighting (SSL) is slow, even though it has many advantages
and could deliver a variety of benefits to the society. The public sector is a large actor in the
lighting market and could play an important role in accelerating SSL market penetration.
Nevertheless, it faces many challenges to adopt SSL. Therefore, the main purpose of this
research is to provide a better understanding of these challenges and explore potential
strategies to overcome them. Sweden is selectd as a focus country as it is a leading nation in
adopting SSL.
Overall, the public sector in Sweden faces several challenges to adopt SSL. The challenges and
its underlying reasons are presented as below: (i) low confidence in SSL due to early
technological shortcomings; (ii) risk averison due to uncertainties of product performance and
benefits of SSL; (iii) conservative perspective on lighting due to limited awareness of SSL and
its benefits; (iv) conservative perspective in prioritizing SSL health and well-being benefits due
to limited attention; (v) difficulties in achieving inter-operation ability in innovative lighting
solutions (SSL is part of the solution); (vi) high initial cost for outdoor and replacement
lighting.
To accelerate the transition towards SSL, following actions could be taken: (i) product
performance testing standards improvement; (ii) minimum quality requirements scheme
setting and market surveillance enhancement; (iii) demonstration projects with high replication
potential; (iv) improve awareness and acceptance of SSL and its benefits among different
actors; (v) develop standard and norms for lighting’s effect on human health and well-being;
(vi) innovative public procurement to facilitate commercialization of innovative lighting
solutions; (vii) strenthen SSL (and innovative lighting solution) value chain; (viii) privatepublic partnerships (PPP) to facilitate collaboration; (ix) product-servicing system as a new
business model to facilitate solution-oriented approach; (x) increase financial support.},
  author       = {Yu, Huajun},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {Solid-state lighting (SSL),light-emitting diode (LED),innovative lighting solutions,human centric lighting},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Accelerating the Transition towards Solid-state Lighting: Challenges for the Public Sector to Deploy Solid-state Lighting},
  year         = {2015},
}