The simple math was that if the efficiency of solid-state lighting was, say, 4x higher than that of traditional lighting, then you’d decrease the consumption of energy for lighting by the same factor, 4x. And, because the percentage of the world’s primary energy consumption that is due to lighting is significant (6.5% or so), the macroeconomic impact would also be significant. This was exciting stuff!
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