ew 17(13): e4

Research Article

LED based lighting and communications: An emerging technology for a greener more sustainable future

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.3-8-2017.152982,
        author={A. Burton and H. Le Minh and N. Aslam and L. Le and T. D. Nguyen},
        title={LED based lighting and communications: An emerging technology for a greener more sustainable future},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web},
        volume={4},
        number={13},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={EW},
        year={2017},
        month={8},
        keywords={LED, OLED, VLC, green technology.},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-8-2017.152982}
    }
    
  • A. Burton
    H. Le Minh
    N. Aslam
    L. Le
    T. D. Nguyen
    Year: 2017
    LED based lighting and communications: An emerging technology for a greener more sustainable future
    EW
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-8-2017.152982
A. Burton1,*, H. Le Minh1, N. Aslam2, L. Le3, T. D. Nguyen4
  • 1: Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical engineering, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • 2: Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • 3: School of Biotechnology, International University, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • 4: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, International University, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
*Contact email: andrew2.burton@northumbria.ac.uk

Abstract

The paper discusses on the effect that the growth in our energy consumption as a species is having upon the planet, and how the global lighting and telecommunications industries are major contributors. We demonstrate that through the adoption of LED based lighting combined with visible light communications, substantial economical and power savings by orders of magnitude can be made over existing technologies, contributing towards a greener more sustainable future. The future of LED technology is also discussed with a focus on organic technology, promising increased savings.