Monday, August 22, 2011

China will be rid of incandescent bulbs by 2016

The National Development and Refom Commission of China had published the roadmap of the project “China out of Incandescent”. In 2016 China will completely eliminate the use of ordinary incandescent lighting. Products concerned are ordinary lighting bulbs, reflection incandescent bulbs, spotlights, decorative lights and those for special usage are not included. The estimated annual saving is 48 billion Kwh.

The final version will be released officially on October 1 this year.
The phase-out will be carried out as below: ordinary lighting bulbs over 100 watts get banned in selling and import from Oct.1, 012, 60 watts from Oct.1, 2014 and 15 watts from Oct. 1, 2016.

The industry believes that China release the road map out of incandescent light and the gradual implementation of the production of energy-saving lamps and LED light-related companies will usher in a new round of development opportunities over the next two years, half price or LED lamps, led the industry reshuffle.

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