LED lighting has been used in a new Tesco store, which has become the world's first zero-carbon supermarket.
The outlet in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire was opened this month and uses LED bulbs to light the inside of the store in an environmentally-friendly manner, with all power and light coming from the facility's renewable fuel energy generator.
This combined heat and power plant allows the store to have no carbon footprint and export back extra electricity produced to the national grid, while the structure of the shop itself is made from sustainable wood.
Chief executive of Tesco Sir Terry Leahy described how it is hoped that the whole company will be zero carbon by 2050, but from now until then the key to combating climate change will be collective action.
He added: I believe it's no co-incidence that [the store] has opened here in the UK where many of the innovations which make its construction and operation possible were designed and manufactured."
Another application of LED lighting to be announced recently is the Royal Australian Navy Collins Class submarine, with some of the bulbs set to be explosion-proof.