Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Another Bright Lighting Idea

B.C. aligns efficient light bulb
 standards with Canada
Amendments to the energy-efficiency standards regulation brings the timing of British Columbia’s energy-efficiency standards for 40- and 60-watt light bulbs in line with the federal government. 

The Province is aligning its energy-efficiency standards for 40- and 60-watt light bulbs to match the new federal government implementation date of Dec. 31, 2014. The current B.C. energy-efficiency standards for 75- and 100-watt bulbs remain in effect, reducing a consumer's lighting costs by at least 30 per cent.  

A wide range of efficient lighting options is available on store shelves throughout the province, including halogen light bulbs, which are fully dimmable and contain zero mercury. Consumers can choose what lighting option works best for them.  

B.C.'s standards for 100-watt- and 75-watt-equivalent bulbs are similar to those in the United States.  

Shifting from inefficient light bulbs helps conserve electricity and reduce power bills. B.C. leads the country in the adoption of energy-efficient lighting alternatives to meet energy-conservation targets under the Clean Energy Act. Sixty-six per cent of BC Hydro’s incremental electricity needs must be met through efficiency and conservation by 2020. 

To learn more about making smart choices to reduce energy, visit:Live Smart BC and: BC Hydro.


1 comment:

  1. We should have a better understanding of the current market conditions for the lighting industry and why efficient lighting is so important to cutting costs and saving energy.”


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