Phase-Out of Incandescent Light Bulbs

Voluntary phasing out of incandescent light bulbs insufficient

Compact fluorescent lamps and LEDs use less energy than an incandescent bulb. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

In our continued attempt to reduce our city's energy consumption, Hong Kong's environment minister Wong Kam-sing said last month that the government is moving forward on the phasing out of incandescent light bulbs.

Friday, 5 April, 2013, 3:02am

Disneyland lights up for an energy-efficient future

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.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland urged to offer incentives to make low-energy bulbs easier to sell

While Beijing has earned plaudits for its decision to phase out incandescent bulbs within 10 years, saving the energy equivalent of the Three Gorges Dam's output, promoting the high-priced low-energy lamps to the public will be no easy task.

3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Fighting warming ... 1b light bulbs at a time

Tackling the high levels of pollution that have accompanied the mainland's rapid industrial growth requires a mammoth policymaking and enforcement effort. Given the scale of the problem, Beijing's latest initiative - to replace incandescent light bulbs with energy-saving ones - may seem of little significance.

3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Greens call for curbs on outdoor lighting

Two green groups yesterday criticised what they said was the wasteful use of outdoor lighting and urged the government to set new rules to save energy.

They also called for energy-inefficient incandescent bulbs to be phased out within three years.

27 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

HK has a moral responsibility to help combat the climate crisis

The government should phase out energy-inefficient incandescent light bulbs. If all Hongkongers did so, it is estimated that 48,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide would be eliminated. Although this accounts for only 1 per cent of the city's carbon dioxide emissions, no saving should be rejected, as we face a climate crisis.

18 May 2007 - 12:00am

A light-bulb moment for the world

Astonishingly, it was Australia's Liberal government - so deeply sunk in climate change denial for so long - that took the radical step of banning incandescent light bulbs.

27 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Switched on to power saving

Grand Award Neonlite Electronic & Lighting (HK)

A simple switch of light bulbs can save consumers nearly $2,000 in electricity bills a year. This can be achieved by using Megaman's energy-saving offerings, assuming that 15 bulbs of 100 watts are used for five hours a day.

28 Feb 2006 - 12:00am