Monday, 14 July 2014

灯饰立法 (Lighting Legislation)

A light bulb

Facts About the Incandescent Light Bulb Law

New efficiency standards mean we're changing the way we light our world for the better.

Understand your options.
Lighting choices are changing between 2012 and 2014 in favor of options that use less energy

The Story on Lighting Legislation

Light Bulb Legislation Law

Between 2012 and 2014, standard 40- and 100-watt incandescent light bulbs must use 30% less energy to meet minimum efficient standards. What does it all mean?
  • You are not required to throw out your existing bulbs.
  • Manufacturers simply can't manufacture certain bulbs as time goes on.
  • There is a range of specialty incandescent bulbs that are exceptions, including 3-ways, reflectors, appliance bulbs and some decorative options.
  • Moving forward, you'll choose from better technology like energy-efficient soft white, CFL and LED options.

What are the alternatives?

There are many no-compromise, energy-efficient options that fit your fixtures and provide the light you need.

GE energy smart<sup>®</sup> CFL Light Bulb

GE energy smart® CFLs

GE energy smart® CFLs are a common energy-efficient replacement option. With GE energy smart® bright from the start™ bulbs, there's even a CFL that achieves instant brightness the moment you flip the switch.
  • Use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs
  • Last more than 7 years*

GE energy-efficient soft white Light Bulb

GE energy-efficient soft white

GE energy-efficient soft white offer the closest alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs.
  • Use 28% less energy than incandescent bulbs
  • Same size & shape
  • Nearly the same light output
  • Dimmable & instantly bright

GE energy smart<sup>®</sup> LED Light Bulb

GE energy smart® LEDs

GE energy smart® LEDs provide a highly energy-efficient and long-lasting lighting solution.
  • Last up to 22 years*
  • Use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs
* Based on three (3) hours use per day.
These bulbs use less energy but some provide less brightness. See package for details.

Phase-out of incandescent light bulbs
Governments around the world have passed measures to phase out incandescent light bulbs for general lighting in favor of more energy-efficient lighting alternatives. Phase-out regulations effectively ban the manufacture, importation or sale of incandescent light bulbs for general lighting. The regulations would allow sale of future versions of incandescent bulbs if they are sufficiently energy efficient.
Brazil and Venezuela started the controversial phase-out in 2005,[citation needed] and the European Union, Switzerland,[1] and Australia[2] started to phase them out in 2009.[3] Likewise, other nations are implementing new energy standards or have scheduled phase-outs: Argentina,[4] and Russia in 2012, and the United States, Canada,[5] Mexico, Malaysia[6] and South Korea in 2014.[7]
Phase out of incandescent light bulbs around the world
  A full ban
  A partial ban
  A programme to exchange a number of light bulbs with more efficient types

Lighting Legislation

The Phase-Out of Inefficient light bulbs
Inefficient light bulbs are being phased out and being replaced by energy saving lamps. Energy saving lamps are not just traditional Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) but include energy saving version of halogen, linear fluorescent and even LEDs:-
  • Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs): these are the most common energy saving light bulbs and come in stick shape, candle shape, small or medium screw and bayonet fittings
  • Energy saving halogen light bulbs: a good option if a consumer already has halogen lights in their home. They consume around 30% less electricity than standard halogen bulbs
  • LED lights: these have progressed rapidly in recent years and can now be used to replace existing halogen spotlights.The first LED lamps will be endorsed under the ESR scheme by April 2009.

全球白熾燈禁用時間表 (2009.01)

LEDinside 整理「全球白熾燈禁用時間表 (2009.01)」,本表格將不定期更新。


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