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U.S. to ban energy-inefficient ligh bulbs by 2012?

Posted on Sunday, March 25 2007 @ 01:25:10 CET by


Californian representative Jane Harman proposed a bill in the U.S. which could lead to a ban of inefficient light bulbs by 2012:
The bill (PDF), which was submitted by California representative Jane Harman, indicates that light bulbs which have an overall luminous efficacy of 60 lumens per watt (lm/W) will be prohibited by January 1, 2012. The energy requirements get progressively steeper every four years. On January 1, 2016, the requirement will grow to 90 lm/W and will reach 120 lm/W by 2020.

A traditional 100W tungsten incandescent light has an overall luminous efficacy of 17.5 lm/W. A 23W compact fluorescent (100W equivalent) has an overall luminous efficacy of 60 lm/W.

Exemptions could be made by the Secretary of Energy for certain applications where it wouldn't be feasible to use energy-efficient lighting. These include applications related to military, medical or matters of public safety.
More info at DailyTech.


 



 

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