Incandescent lamps will be phase out in 2014

Incandescent lampThe traditional light bulb will no longer be available by January 2014. Bulbs like incandescent light bulbs are considered less energy efficient and will be obsolete in usage by then.

It will be fully replace by compact fluorescent lamps, fluorescent tube and LED lights. This was announced by Power, Green and Water Minister. He said by using more energy efficient bulbs will help reduce energy usage in the country by 1,074 gigawatts a year. The phasing out will be implemented in two phases. The first phase from January to December next year would involve stopping all production , import and sales of 100 watt or higher capacity bulbs.

The second phase from January 2012 till end of 2013 will see an end to the production, import and sales of all other light bulbs. By the LED bulbs will come in heavily as the alternative to incandescent bulbs. A 60W LED bulbs emits the same amount of light as a 250W convention light bulb.

Advantage of using Compact Fluorescent Lamp

  • Efficient lamps – about 4 times more efficient than Incandescent lamp
  • Long Life about 8,000 – 15,000 hours. Incandescent lamp is about 500 hours

Disadvantage of using Compact Fluorescent Lamp

  • More expensive to buy
  • Can not be dimmed
  • Can not be used in very low temperature or very high temperatures (> 60 C)

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