Relighting American Homes with LEDs

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This working paper, co-written by CLTC Directors Michael Siminovitch and Konstantinos Papamichael, urges manufacturers, regulators and utilities that offer product incentives to consider quality and consumer satisfaction first when it comes to LED products. Their arguments in favor of lighting quality, over efficiency, were also presented in "Trading Up," an article published in the August 2011 issue of LD+A. The points raised by this paper and the discussions it sparked ultimately informed California's adoption of the California Quality LED Lamp Specification.