Filament LEDs could also solve a problem for policymakers who have long desired to ban inefficient incandescent bulbs
, over the objections of consumers who prefer the old-style look.
The revamped incandescent bulbs
will bring back the gentle light of the old models, instead of the harsh white light and slower power-up of the green bulbs that replaced them.
The ban is here, we're just waiting for stores' inventories of the old incandescent bulbs
to run out.
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Residential lighting is an odd mix: high-wattage (56W) low-efficiency incandescent bulbs
(3.6 billion of them); low-wattage (16W) high-efficiency compact fluorescents (1.3 billion); and fluorescent strip lights (570 million averaging about 24W per lamp).
The standards, which measure how much light a watt of power produces, will rise over the next two years and phase out 75-watt incandescent bulbs
in 2013 and 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs
CFLs too consume only 20 per cent of electricity for the same light output and can last 10 to 13 times longer than the standard incandescent bulb
The first phase of the law went into effect on January 1, banning the making or importing of 100- watt bulbs unless they are at least 25% more efficient than conventional incandescent bulbs
. The same rule will apply to 75-watt bulbs in 2013, and 60- and 40-watt bulbs in 2014.
The less expensive of the two are CFLs, which are 78 percent more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs
. The average 13W bulb costs between $3 and $4 and can last an advertised 8,000 to 10,000 hours.
The ones that you have to buy not to exist in Stygian gloom all through the winter are very expensive, and my experience is that they last about six months with average use - about as long as a cheap, incandescent bulb
ISLAMABAD, November 16, 2011 (Frontier Star): The electricity consumers could save as many as Rs.1,700 per bulb if they use fluorescent light (10 hours a day) instead of using a normal incandescent bulb
without compromising on illumination.