Since September 2012, retailers in the European Union have been banned from selling incandescent
bulbs for domestic use following a union-wide directive aimed at reducing energy use for lightning.
The opportunity is tremendous--in the hospitality sector alone there are approximately 1 billion incandescent
bulbs that will have to be replaced, and in many cases these bulbs will have to be dimmed to deliver flexibility and proper aesthetics.
The program, run by government agencies to cut greenhouse gas emissions, goes on to explain that a standard incandescent
bulb loses 90 percent of its electricity as heat, rather than light.
The Department of Energy says a 60-watt incandescent
bulb burning six hours a day has a lifespan of 2,000 hours, whereas a LED bulb producing the same amount of light and consuming only 10-12 watts will last 25,000 hours or more.
To facilitate development of China's LED lighting industry while phasing out incandescent
bulbs, the Cabinet will subsidize LED lighting buyers with a fund up to RMB2.
The final OLED casts a colour of light very near to warm white point A, a standard measure of the white light spectrum reached by some incandescent
Unless you've been hoarding incandescent
light bulbs for the past five years, the time has come to compare alternative lighting options and figure out watt's what.
Philips is aware that significant savings can be made in terms of energy consumption, carbon emission and costs by switching to energy efficient solutions, therefore, we continue our unilateral phase-out of incandescent
lamps and simultaneously educate the public through different initiatives on the benefits of the switch," he adds.
There is an LED replacement now for an incandescent
lamp, the cost is high, but you know, 15-30 years ago, the cost for replacing incandescent
light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs was around $7 per fluorescent light bulb, now it's like $1.
At the residential property level, where incandescent
lighting is more prevalent, many real estate managers are highly committed to staying on top of legislative changes, such as the new incandescent
law, in order to help keep their associations and residents in the know.
The law does not ban incandescent
bulbs, nor does it require people to buy only spiral compact fluorescent bulbs.
8 million incandescent
bulbs being replaced in more than 540,000 houses.
Effective January 1, 2012, it will be a federal offense for any company or organization or individual in the United States to manufacture or import 100-watt incandescent
light bulbs for general-use lighting.
In the first 50 (European power mix, upper graphic) to 180 (Swiss power mix, lower graphic) hours the incandescent
bulb is ecologically superior to the energy saving lamp.
Department of Energy (DOE) on June 29 announced tighter lighting efficiency rules for incandescent
and fluorescent floor lamps.