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Costs, quality, standards mean LED is yet to shine

The lack of common specifications, high development costs and substandard products are some of the obstacles keeping the LED market from truly taking off.

Saturday, 17 September, 2011, 12:00am

Rethinking a bright idea

It could be lights out for Thomas Edison's light bulb.

Moves are being made around the world, including in Hong Kong, to ban incandescent bulbs on grounds they fail to meet today's standards of energy efficiency. Many see the old-fashioned light bulb giving way to the compact fluorescent lamp, or even the light-emitting diode (LED).

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Bright idea

1 Beat lamps by OVOHome (HK$3,500-HK$10,600)

2 Old lampshade-lamp by Piet Hein Eek (www.pietheineek.nl)

3 Kaipo Lamp by Moooi (www.moooi.com)

4 Cactus lamp by Souris Decor (HK$2,850)

5 Lune lamp by Charles (HK$78,650), available at Heather & March

5 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

A bright new way to save energy

Turning the lights off when you leave a room is one of the easiest things you can do to save energy. But if you change your light bulbs to ones that use less electricity, you will save energy when the lights are turned on as well.

13 Sep 2010 - 12:00am


Believe in the power of love

Recently, I had dinner with some friends at a restaurant in Sheung Wan. While we ate, we talked about dating, couples living together and marriage. It was a very difficult topic for us - I think even the experts do not really know what love is.

28 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Fluorescent lamps recalled

1 Jul 2010 - 12:00am


Reading comprehension

Choose the correct answer for the following questions:

1 What was the original aim of introducing compact fluorescent light bulbs?

a. to help households save money

b. to use recyclable materials to make light bulbs

23 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Energy-saving scheme sees traders forced into green labelling

A new energy-saving scheme begins in Hong Kong appliance stores on Monday, when traders will have to have energy-efficiency labels displayed on three types of products: refrigerators, air conditioners and compact fluorescent lamps.

7 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Bad time for university to use light bulb, now a less inspiring symbol

The light bulb may be a universal visual metaphor for an inspired idea, which is probably why Polytechnic University came up with this latest advertisement (pictured) to promote its business faculty and graduate studies. But it couldn't have picked a more unfortunate time. What's the first thing that comes to mind when you see an energy-saving light bulb?

24 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Pressure mounts on bureau to alter 'unfair' light-bulb scheme

Pressure was building on the Environment Bureau yesterday to modify a light-bulb cash-coupon scheme criticised as flawed and unfair.

22 Oct 2009 - 12:00am