Incandescent Light Bulb


Made in the shades

Sunday, 8 April, 2012, 12:00am


ESF must accept level playing field

Letters in support of the English Schools Foundation's (ESF) subvention are written characteristically without regard to relevant facts and their moral significance.

15 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


Jobs help ease social pressures

The riots in London were deplorable and saddening.

One wonders what people who are not in education, employment and training and living on Euro65 (HK$827) a week think about being lectured by English Premier League footballers on Euro100,000 a week.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

In the cold light of day

Light nouns

What is ...?

1 a rear light

a. a light on top of a tram

b. a light at the back of a vehicle

2 a strip light

a. an electric light in the shape of a thin glass tube

b. a high street lamp

3 a hazard light

28 Mar 2011 - 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

Shining new light on energy saving bulbs

Businesses are realising that taking a green approach when it comes to lighting not only helps the environment, but it can also benefit the bottom line. In a restaurant, for example, LED lights would use less energy and produce less heat than normal bulbs, resulting in less of a need to use air conditioning and lowering electricity bills.

10 Sep 2010 - 12:00am


No exemptions in consumer law

The aim of expanding the consumer protection law is to penalise businesses that mislead or unfairly treat people.

One issue is whether professions such as doctors and lawyers should be excluded from the expanded law.

12 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Firms must see the light and go green

While offices may seem far away from the frontlines of environmental protection, the people who work in them are being urged to do more to ease the pressure on the earth's natural resources.

Measures include recycling paper, cutting down on water waste and buying products that are not harmful to the environment.

28 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Bulb workers must be given every protection

The West's rush for energy-efficient light bulbs may well be helping the environment in the developed world, but it is having dire consequences for the Chinese involved in their production. Poor conditions at mines and in cost-cutting factories is exposing workers to life-threatening health risks.

25 May 2010 - 12:00am

How to make green students proud of their school cap

Chinese International School (CIS) has pledged to reduce its energy consumption by joining the Cap and Trade Programme. The school signed the agreement with Teng Hoi Conservation Organisation, an NGO which helps Hong Kong students take action to save the environment.

The agreement covers the school's 1,400 primary and secondary students and runs until June.

8 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Silent majority sick of meaningless fiascos

When I read the slogan 'snails without shells' recently, I could not help but chuckle. Long time no see! The last time this term was used was around the handover, 12 years ago, when property prices were sky high. Back then, the democrats took to the streets, demanding housing for all 'snails', meaning everybody.

30 Oct 2009 - 12:00am


Question 1

Fill in Mr Leung's business card.

Read the questions carefully and choose the correct answers

Question 2

In what document did Donald Tsang Yam-kuen propose the light bulb scheme?

a. a Legislative Council motion

b. a chief executive order

c. a judicial review

29 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Myth overtakes fact

Just hours after the light-bulb scandal broke 10 days ago I was up at Government House with the chief executive, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. We were recording a TV show. He seemed unusually quiet, almost distant. Normally, every time he greeted me he would ask about my family, something that dates back years when he visited Washington as a senior official while I was a correspondent there.

26 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Light-bulbs scandal the height of silliness

21 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Offices to cut carbon

Some of Hong Kong's offices are finally starting to take responsibility for their actions.

At least 63 companies will participate in Hong Kong's first city-wide, corporate carbon-cutting exercise, called the Hong Kong Carbon Reduction Campaign.

24 Apr 2009 - 12:00am