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  1. Disneyland lights up for an energy-efficient future

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter Hong Kong Disneyland plans to phase out energy-wasting and non-environmental lighting fixtures. Workers have completed a three-month project to replace 9,000 incandescent light bulbs on the rooftops of the theme park's two hotels. 'We changed from using 10 watts to 0.45-watt LED bulbs,' says the resort's chief engineer, hotels, Antonio Chan. ...

  2. Spotlight on energy-saving light sources

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by May George

    ... industry have been promoting energy-saving products for several years. Energy saving means a lower electricity bill for the consumer and as long as the lighting fixture also has a long life, ... street light and IPanel- a rectangular fixture which can be used for internal illumination. 'LED has a lifespan five times longer than that of incandescent lighting,' said Mr Lam. ...

  3. Let there be light, but not too much of it

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... should nonetheless be a birthright. Dark skies also benefit drivers, security and safety personnel, and animals and birds. Most of all, energy-efficient lights that use fixtures that direct beams ... A University of Hong Kong study of light pollution has, unsurprisingly, found that urban areas are many times brighter than less populated ones. A government survey, which is expected ...

  4. Rescuing the night with a curfew on light

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or ornamental lighting. Other lighting fixtures should be shielded. Sky beamers- intense, focused lighting directed at the sky- will be banned everywhere. Cheng said there was strong public backing ... Cheung Chi-fai The Symphony of Lights, the city's nightly light show, could go dark if Friends of the Earth has its way. Along with the decorative searchlights that adorn ...

  5. Frazzle dazzle

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Light pollution is plaguing a city that finds it hard to switch off, writes Charmaine Carvalho The clock says 7pm but it's hard to tell if it's night or day in many parts ... to wear shades. But while they make for pretty travel posters, the overpowering batteries of lights also put a blight on the lives of many people such as Mary Wong Sai-yung. The Fa Yuen Street ...

  6. Saving grace

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Besides urging consumers to switch off unnecessary lights and reduce the use of spotlights, officials and green groups are calling for a switch to energy-saving bulbs. 'Regular bulbs have to be replaced every two months, energy-saving ones last up to two years,' says Green Sense project manager Gabrielle Ho Ka-po. Should we immediately refit all light fixtures ...

  7. Campus powers down

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to retrofit its lighting in 1999. Outdated T8 fluorescent bulbs were replaced with energy-efficient T5 lamps. The retrofit programme was completed in 2001 and produced a 30 per cent cut in energy consumption on campus. As better technology became available, the university decided to make further savings by using light emitting diode (LED) lamps. Electricity consumption of an office equipped ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Light pollution in Hong Kong 'worst on the planet'

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com It’s 1,200 times brighter over Tsim Sha Tsui than a normal dark sky, three-year study finds, posing a danger to health and wildlife Light pollution in HK 'worst on the planet' Hong Kong is believed to be the world's worst city for light pollution, with levels in Tsim Sha Tsui 1,200 times brighter than a normal dark sky. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    By tackling light pollution, our city can transform itself

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by MAYLING CHAN

    ... Mayling Chan Mayling Chan says Earth Hour was laudable, but we need action, too By tackling light pollution, our city can transform itself The dimming of Hong Kong's skyline ... shine through darkness, not flashy neon and LED lights. Many of us know about climate change and how it may affect human life. We know that the polar ice caps are rapidly melting, ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Light pollution part of greater problems facing our planet

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Throwing light on the urgent problem of sustaining our planet Thanks to fellow physicist Jason Pun Chun-shing and his quantitative assessment, we now know that Hong Kong is not just a world-class light polluter, but the world leader ("Light pollution in HK 'worst on the planet'", March 20). Ironically, the epicentre is near the Space Museum. This is just ...




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