Recently, X-OLOGY profiled TOGGLED and the advantages of switching to LED lighting as a replacement for fluorescent tubes.
“Michigan company ramps up production of money-saving, green LED lighting” shares the strengths of switching to LED lighting sources for businesses, the environment and for maintenance workers. Cost savings is one of several reasons why the market is gravitating toward LEDs, but because LED lights also are the green manufacturing choice, TOGGLED is gaining momentum in Michigan.
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that energy consumption for lighting can be reduced by more than 20 percent by 2020 through the use of solid-state LED-based lighting. To read more about TOGGLED’s plans to contribute to the solid-state lighting industry growth, read the full article here.
A career that has allowed me to work with analytical methods, advanced design, tooling, product development, research and manufacturing is best described by the term engineering, a word that has lost none of its thrill for me. I am a lifelong Michigander and privileged (with thanks to my bride of 25 years) to spend a lot of my free time sailing and windsurfing on the Great Lakes. Our three children are young adults and as we watch them make life decisions it is interesting to see how often economic and environmental sustainability are aligned. Really good design tends to quietly accomplish things for consumers without making things miserable for other people. Perhaps as engineers we will have truly succeeded at “green” when it is expected and not noticed by the world at large, in much the same way that the global marketplace simply expects things to be safe, affordable and perform well.
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