Current issues on lighting industry and system
Proceedings of EcoDesign 2015 International Symposium
Currently there are many environmatal, energy and resources issues on lighting system. In this study, two current important issues related with lighting industry and systems are shown. The first issue is about light emitting diode (LED) and critical & valuable materials consumption in LED product. LED lighting is expected to be the leader in the future domestic lighting system. Therefore the critical & valuable materials related with LED product will be required significantly. The second issue is on mercury element in the lighting products (e.g., fluorescent lamp). While many manufacturers have eliminated their use of mercury in consumer and commercial or industrial products, there are still many existing items in the marketplace that contain mercury. The lamp collection, mercury treatment and safe storage are discussed and shown. Finally, the result of mercury flow analysis in lamp products in France and South Korea is shown.