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The United Nations will abolish incandescent bulbs and replace them as Led bulbs.

- Jul 05, 2018 -

Nowadays, incandescent lamps are one of the worst lighting tools for human energy efficiency. Under the same illumination level, incandescent lamp consumes more than 5 times of its electricity, and its life expectancy is one-third to 1/6 compared with the traditional fluorescent power saving lamp (CFL). Incandescent lamps have become the eyesore of energy saving campaigns when more energy saving and longer life LED lamps are becoming popular.


Under the trend of energy saving and carbon reduction, many countries have already banned the sale of incandescent lamps. In the past 10 years, the total sales volume of incandescent lamps dropped from 12 billion to 2 billion.


In the United States, new lighting energy efficiency regulations will come into force in 2020, which stipulates that the lighting efficiency of the bulb must be above 45 lumens per watt. Under this standard, only fluorescent light bulbs and more energy-efficient LED lights will be passed and incandescent lamps will be banned; Europe which has already banned incandescent lamps will be further completed in September 2018. Phase out halogen bulbs. However, in the development of China, the vast majority have no relevant specifications, although the long use of LED lights, power saving light bulbs more money, but the developing country consumers do not have the concept of the overall cost of use, only because the incandescent lamp itself is cheap to buy it.


Today, the United Nations has decided to stop incandescent light bulbs. It is planning to help developing countries to introduce lighting energy efficiency specifications and eliminate the last incandescent bulbs. To address the problem of energy waste, at the end of May 2018, at the Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Copenhagen, the United Nations Energy Program for energy efficiency solidarity (United for Efficiency, U4E), the NPO natural resources Guardian Council (Natural Resources Defense Council,), FY, together with the introduction of the modular guidelines for lighting energy efficiency, is expected to help the global switch to efficient lighting.

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