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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Deadline looms for sales of incandescent light bulbs in city

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by Edward Tang

    ... Edward Tang edward.tang@scmp.com Companies signed up to charter scheme start removing incandescent light bulbs from shelves, but others say legislation is needed Shops call it quits on power-hungry lights Suppliers and retailers that signed a government charter to phase out power-hungry incandescent light bulbs will stop stocking and selling them from tomorrow. The stores set ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Voluntary phasing out of incandescent light bulbs insufficient

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by CIVIC EXCHANGE

    ... of incandescent light bulbs. After two years of discussion on the topic, the agreement takes not the form of legislation but rather of a voluntary "charter" among lighting vendors. Despite the fact that most other governments have opted for regulation in similar moves to phase out incandescent light bulbs, our environment minister said he remains "optimistic" ...

  3. Lights out

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland is to phase out incandescent light bulbs in favour of more energy-efficient ones. Would you support Hong Kong playing its part by banning or slapping a heavy tax on traditional bulbs? Write to us. ...

  4. Incandescent light bulbs may be banned

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Funding carbon audits in buildings and a possible ban on incandescent light bulbs were among measures heralded by the chief executive to combat climate change and develop ... incandescent light bulbs and study the feasibility of controlling outdoor light pollution by law. The mandatory energy labelling scheme for electrical appliances will also be extended to cover washing ...

  5. Switch to 'green' light bulbs

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of incandescent light bulbs. According to a study by Lingnan University, although incandescent light bulbs use up to five times more energy and emit five times more carbon dioxide, 42 per cent of those ... housing estates'. This limits the type of fluorescent bulbs that can be used. Greenpeace is currently petitioning the government to introduce legislation to phase out incandescent light bulbs ...

  6. Greens call for curbs on outdoor lighting

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for energy-inefficient incandescent bulbs to be phased out within three years. Ten Greenpeace activists went to the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel to replace two incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient ones in a symbolic action to 'remind' the company not to waste electricity. 'Incandescent light bulbs are extremely energy inefficient as they consume five times more electricity and emit five ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Canadians create ’most energy-efficient’ bulb

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 10:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ottawa A trio of Canadians claim to have invented the world’s most energy-efficient bulb: a 12-watt LED light that shines as bright as a 100-watt incandescent one. ... the light to shine in all directions to mimic a traditional incandescent light bulb,” said Chu, who with pals Tom Rodinger and Christian Yan launched a company last year to market the product after ...

  8. A bright new way to save energy

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will save energy when the lights are turned on as well. The most common type of energy-saving light bulbs are called compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and most are designed to replace incandescent ... not like them because their light was too cold, or white, compared to the cosy yellow glow of an incandescent bulb. However, newer CFLs now provide a more yellow glow, making them more suitable ...

  9. Group wants greener lights at Christmas

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Environmental Association urged building owners to ditch incandescent bulbs and switch to LEDs (light-emitting diodes) to cut carbon emissions by 80 per cent after a survey found that about 1,160 tonnes ... The calculation assumes that the lights are on six hours a day and each incandescent bulb is 50 watts. The group says Sun Hung Kai Centre is using the most bulbs- 11,878. It is followed by South Seas ...

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

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

    ... Ng Kang-chung Green campaigners have called for an eventual ban on incandescent lamps and more incentives for households to switch to energy- saving light bulbs. But energy-saving bulbs must be recycled as they contained mercury, which is harmful to man and the environment, Greeners Action said. 'Energy-saving light bulbs are getting more popular,' the group's ...




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