1.3 Nanomaterials for efficient lighting

In Europe, in the service sector alone, for example, lighting consumes up to a quarter of the total electricity consumption of the sector. Any improvement in the efficiency of lighting devices therefore results in substantial energy savings. It has been asserted now that future energy sustainability will have to be supported by large energy savings and it is therefore the aim of this topic to favour researches in nanomaterials and nanotechnologies that could improve the efficiency of lighting devices. Cost effectiveness induced by the use of new nanomaterials or nanotechnologies in lighting devices that would favour their public use can also be considered.



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