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LED popularity continues, finds 8th Sylvania Socket Survey

July 14, 2016 | By Renée Francoeur

July 14, 2016 – The 8th annual Sylvania Socket Survey, released this month by LEDvance, found lighting to be one of the top forms of smart technology Americans own (this is a U.S.-based survey), with a 40% increase since 2015.

The results show more than 60% of Americans believe smart lighting fits their lifestyle, and 55% confirmed they’re likely to purchase smart lighting when they need new bulbs. The survey also revealed 76% of Americans agree smart light bulbs will eventually replace regular light bulbs.

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“The LED revolution is changing not only how we light buildings and homes, but what light can do for us overall,”said Jes Munk Hansen, LEDvance CEO. “Lighting is more than just illumination. Now we have smart connected devices that not only save energy, but also can evoke emotions, make our lives easier and ultimately help create a better quality of life.”
The survey also illustrated an upswing of LED lighting adoption as it continues to gain popularity, with nearly 70% of Americans having purchased at least one LED bulb. In fact, 48% have purchased at least one LED bulb in the last 12 months, a 17% increase over last year, according to the survey, and 38% of consumers have switched to LEDs since the phase-out of incandescents. This is a 27% increase compared to last year.  


Additional findings include: 65% of consumers have heard of smart lighting, placing it in the top tier of smart technologies along with thermostats (68%), and house alarms (66%).

80% say there is some space in the home that could benefit from smart lighting and those more likely to purchase smart lighting include Americans who:
• get lighting information from the internet (68%),
• already own LEDs (61%),
• earn more than $100,000 (64%),
• or are under the age of 35 (63%).   

The survey was conducted by KRC Research among 1000 adults ages 18 and up from February 24-March 1, 2016.

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