Lamps distributed
News from Visayan Daily Star:

A total of 5,000 households in Negros Occidental’s Third District recently received 10,000 compact fluorescent lamps under the Philippine Energy Efficiency Project and the National Residential Lighting Program of the Department of Energy, a press release from the office of Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) said yesterday.

Benitez worked with the Department of Energy for the project, the press release said.

The DOE, under a loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank and in partnership with Phillips, launched the PEEP and NRLP to harness more efficient use of energy resources, the press release said.

Congressional districts have been tapped in the nationwide implementation, it also said.

Satellite offices of Benitez in third district cities and towns coordinated with the local government units and barangay officials to identify the first 5,000 households in the district qualified to receive two CFL’s per household.

A total of 2,000 households were identified as beneficiaries in each of the cities and municipalities of the Third District.

The Phillips 14 watts CFLs have a 10,000 hours lamp life and is designed to reduce the household’s electric bill by 80 percent with proper utilization, the press release said.*

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Industry body moves to standardize LED lamps
News from The Daily Yomiuri:

The Japan Electric Lamp Manufacturers Association has applied to obtain Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) certification in an effort to standardize LED lighting systems, which have largely been divided into two categories.

The industry organization comprising such companies as Toshiba Corp. and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. is seeking to standardize a safety bayonet cap for a straight tube LED lamp that was developed jointly by domestic makers. Straight tube LEDs are mainly used for ceiling lighting in offices.

Demand for straight tube LED lamps has soared as companies seek to replace fluorescent lamps as an electricity-saving measure. While LED lamps with a bayonet cap compatible with fluorescent lamps are also available, the association warned such lamps are at risk of dropping or causing electrocution. In 2010, it decided to develop a bayonet cap specifically for LED lamps.

Major domestic companies in the lighting business–not only Toshiba and Mitsubishi, but also Panasonic Corp. and other manufacturers–are producing LED lamps with caps specifically made for them.

LED lamps with bayonet caps compatible with fluorescent lamps continue to be produced by major foreign competitors including South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. and Philips Electronics in Europe, as well as Japanese household goods ma…………… continues on The Daily Yomiuri

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