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  1. Fluorescent lamps recalled

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Eighteen models of compact fluorescent lamps are banned in the city because their measured average lives are shorter than the time listed on labels, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department says. The importers, Chip Kwong Electrical and Surewin Electrical, are replacing for free the models, sold under four brand names- Pallas, Silon, Mastar and Lightpro. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718643/fluorescent-lamps-recalled
  2. Green group calls for an eventual ban on use of incandescent lamps

    Posted Mar 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it compulsory to recycle fluorescent lamps. Despite saving power and having a longer operating life, an average compact fluorescent lamp contains about 4mg of mercury. Therefore, fluorescent lights ... executive director Angus Ho Hon-wai said. 'In the long run, the government can follow the example of some overseas countries to offer subsidies to households to switch to fluorescent lamps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631008/green-group-calls-eventual-ban-use-incandescent-lamps
  3. Feeling guilty about lighting up your home? There are now some stylish green options available!

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This Christmas the Swedish international furniture and interior retailer Ikea has launched its Glansa Eco-lights, a super-energy-efficient alternative that uses LED (Light-Emitting Diode) technology instead of the usual energy-saving CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light). Don't forget that you too can make a difference by minimising the amount of time when you have your Christmas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618492/feeling-guilty-about-lighting-your-home-there-are-now-some-stylish-green-options
  4. Surrender used bulbs and win a gift

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A local shopping mall has launched a campaign to collect fluorescent lamps for recycling. The programme is run in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Department (EPD). Amid rising calls for energy efficiency, more and more households have replaced traditional filament lamps with environmentally-friendly ones. Compared to traditional light bulbs, compact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630408/surrender-used-bulbs-and-win-gift
  5. Bad time for university to use light bulb, now a less inspiring symbol

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to the Bow Tie, compact fluorescent lights now stand for lack of ideas and inspiration. How else can you explain a minor energy-saving scheme being promoted as a major government policy initiative? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696323/bad-time-university-use-light-bulb-now-less-inspiring-symbol
  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 7, 2013

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... to, and therefore almost all compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are now manufactured in China. CFLs are without doubt a bad product. The inclusion of the electronics necessary to make the lamps ... in the city. Firms in Hong Kong could also be forced to use LED bulbs to save energy and help the environment. Tsoi Huen, Ma On Shan   Low-priced lamps have hidden costs As a lighting design director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1208609/letters-editor-april-7-2013
  7. Fluorescent light bulbs are not good for the environment

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There have been calls in Hong Kong for people to be given money to encourage them to buy compact fluorescent light bulbs. In 2004, 13 tonnes of mercury from the disposal of fluorescent lamps alone entered the waste stream in the US. This should send a warning signal to Hong Kong. Mercury from used 'energy-saving' bulbs easily enters the food chain. Often rain simply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676170/fluorescent-light-bulbs-are-not-good-environment
  8. Letters

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) was around 4 milligrams- about the amount that would cover the tip of a ballpoint pen. But with improved designs, the amount is now approaching 1.2mg in many lamps. No mercury is released when the bulbs are intact or in use. The amount of mercury in CFLs is so small that even if all 290 million such bulbs sold in 2007 were sent to a landfill (versus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980327/letters
  9. letters

    Posted Aug 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... incandescent ones. The Hong Kong government is encouraging us to use energy-saving bulbs to reduce carbon emissions, but some organisations argue the widespread use of compact fluorescent light bulbs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721909/letters
  10. Looking to the future

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... Chris Taylor Compact fluorescent light bulbs use only 20 to 30 per cent of the energy required for a normal incandescent light bulb. They are more expensive, but on the plus side they last a lot longer. In ideal circumstances, a CFL can last up to 15 times longer than a normal light bulb. In reality, though, this is seldom the case. Spikes, or surges in electrical supply can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709348/looking-future

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