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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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Green policy a problem, says expert

    Posted Jan 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... says. Ron Hui Shu-yuen, of City University's department of electronic engineering, said that banning fluorescent light bulbs could save energy but, without a proper way to dispose of them, ... said. He said that without an effective recycling system for mercury-laden fluorescent light bulbs there would be increased toxins in the air caused by used bulbs breaking when they were ...

  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 ... fluorescent lamps can save up to 75 per cent on electricity. Despite the savings, indiscriminate disposal of fluorescent lamps- which contain mercury and other kinds of heavy metals- can pollute ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fluorescent bulbs contain neurotoxic mercury vapour and if broken indoors they contaminate the air and require special clean-up procedures (no vacuuming, for example). When disposed of in ordinary trash, they are eventually broken and add to our city's already severe mercury pollution. For years traditional fluorescent bulbs have been widely used in offices but now compact fluorescent ...

  6. Green group calls for an eventual ban on use of incandescent lamps

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

    ... 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 ... lights. Mr Ho also said the government had acted too late in promoting the recycling of fluorescent lamps, of which some 3.5 million were sold last year. The Environmental Protection Department ...

  7. 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? ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, March 30, 2013

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am

    ... (compact fluorescent lamps and strip lighting) is the same as that which has been around for 60 years. I have been told my symptoms are probably caused by the very high flicker rate of the new fluorescent lighting. Both compact fluorescent lamps and LEDs contain toxic materials. The former contain mercury, and the latter lead and arsenic. The light from both can cause symptoms like rash, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Greener light bulbs targeted

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... fluorescent lamps, up to HK$390 million in energy bills and 273,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions could be cut a year. The greener bulbs cost HK$20 to HK$30, while less efficient ones are about ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Officials want to phase out millions of inefficient light bulbs and replace them with fluorescent ones that are up to 70 per cent more ...




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