In 1962, American Nick Holonyak reported on the early release of semi-light-emitting diodes. and Russia once again lost its priority: six months earlier in a "mailbox" was organized by the release of silicon carbide light-emitting diodes for nuclear engineering, but zasekretili and a pioneer in the story came Holonyak, received in 2003 the Russian prize "Global Energy". At the same time there is a "misunderstanding of a number of officials," the most important problems of energy saving, stagnation of their economic thinking. They are more important than the purchase price now, not what the difference in cost is fully paid off in 2-3 years and continue to receive substantial savings. And despite the fact that the standard calculation, we consider only the direct savings, but a set of proxy indicators, such as reducing energy deficit, the decline in new construction, reducing the consumption of cables and wires, etc., give the effect that actually reduces the 2-3-year period in at least half. Maybe some people scares it is "eternity" of new fixtures, which supposedly can leave without a job a number of services involved the exploitation of lamps.

This "argument" is easily countered: "for all the work for many years, because the program re-streets on new lighting could be massive and designed for years. In addition, in the cities are too many unlit streets and alleys, all the while new ones appear. It is possible that this innovation counteracts the "lamp lobby." Conglomerate of factories producing conventional lamps and fixtures, are unlikely to accept the fact that actually appeared "rival lamps – led, however, because the lamp and the market grows, for example, in the domestic sphere, while at the same time, the program modernization of industrial and street light can not be implemented simultaneously, and work enough for everyone.