Expectations of dimming performance have been established based on years of experience with incandescent
According to a study by light-manufacturer Sylvania, about 50 percent of consumers are expected to switch from incandescent
bulbs to CFLs, while about 25 percent will start using the more expensive LEDs.
The bulbs save energy (even more than CFLs), they're non-polluting (unlike CFLs), they don't become hot (like incandescent
bulbs), they're 100 percent recyclable (at no cost to the consumer), they're rugged (harder to break and suitable for indoor or outdoor use) and they come in a variety of colors.
Some industry executives believe energy-saving fluorescent lamps will lead LEDs to fill the market vacancy left by incandescents
due to relatively lower prices.
However, manufacturers have recently flipped the switch, creating LED bulbs that are bright enough to replace (soon-to-be extinct) incandescent
I think that within 25 years, fluorescent and incandescent
will disappear altogether," he concluded.
In order to prepare unit owners for changing incandescent
lighting legislation, Connected is disseminating information by including it in reports to each condo association, forwarding letters to each unit owner and posting on the company's intranet.
They have introduced legislation that would exempt traditional incandescent
light bulbs manufactured within their states from federal efficiency requirements.
Noting that fluorescent bulbs use approximately 20% of the electricity used by the incandescent
ones, Energy Minister James Robertson said Jamaica would save $79 million a year in energy costs, which would mean an 87-megawatt reduction in peak demand.
You can continue using your 100-watt incandescent
bulbs next year, and you can replace those bulbs with other 100-watt incandescents
that you may have in inventory.
By choosing to power lamps with electricity generated in an environmentally friendly way one can achieve more in ecological terms than by simply replacing incandescent
bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps," clarified Roland Hischier.
The Japanese government is planning to support a shift from incandescent
bulbs to energy-saving fluorescent bulbs in an effort to cut electricity consumption, and thus carbon dioxide emissions, government sources said Wednesday.