LED bulb sales rocket
Sales of energy-efficient LED lights have increased by 120% over the past year, says a New Zealand supplier. “The positive response to LED lighting in New Zealand is consistent with international trends. Philips Lighting expects at least 50% of global lighting to be LEDS by as early as 2015, and 75% by the end of this decade,” says Dave Procter, marketing manager Philips Lighting. In 2011, Philips Lighting sold more than 70,000 LED bulbs in New Zealand and completed significant lighting upgrade projects using LED products at Christchurch Airport and Eden Park, including colour illumination of the stadium’s south stand. LED bulbs are mercury-free and use only a fraction of the energy used in traditional incandescent bulbs.