The energy saving potential for light emitting diodes (LEDs) is significant, and the strategic importance of the LED technology is reflected in the current and upcoming market development. However, LED-based product systems contain many resources like indium, gallium or rare earth metals. Some of these substances are classified as critical raw materials. Therefore, as the projected expansion of LED technologies and markets continues, optimising resource flows and addressing societal issues is a key challenge to be addressed.
The project cycLED aims at optimising the flows of resources over all life-cycle phases of LED products.