LEDs lighting the way to a brighter future for energy efficient technology in Malaysia
The Carbon Trust is helping to bring pioneering UK expertise in energy efficiency to Malaysia, working alongside our local partners, GreenTech Malaysia, to accelerate the deployment of LED lighting, helping to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.
LED technology has advanced dramatically over the past few years, now offering equivalent or improved lighting quality when compared to other technologies, with considerably lower energy use (often an 80% reduction). This means that the business case for upgrading is very strong: paybacks are often quick and the long term energy cost and carbon savings can really add up.
So far the project is looking very promising. Case studies are being created of best practice successes. Training is being provided to construction and engineering professionals. Local LED manufacturers are being supported in promoting their high quality and efficient products to the local market. Businesses are being engaged, particularly those in the retail, manufacturing, logistics and hospitality sectors. And we plan to demonstrate the value of LED lighting in the public sector through proactive support being provided to the Polis Diraja Malaysia, the Royal Malaysia Police, who are looking into retrofitting LED lighting across their entire estate.
Through this work we hope to accelerate the sustainable development of Malaysia’s economy, as a part of its ambition to become a developed country, through becoming more efficient itself and enhancing the export potential of its LED manufacturers. The Malaysian government has identified LED lighting manufacturing as one of its priority economy growth sectors during the next few years.