Public Consultation on the Restriction of Sale of Energy-inefficient Incandescent Light Bulbs

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Consultation Document on Restriction of Sale of Energy-inefficient Incandescent Light Bulbs

Lighting installation is an indispensable part of modern city life. How to light up our city in an energy-efficient way in line with the concept of sustainable development is a question that deserves much thought.

In the past century, incandescent light bulbs (ILB) have been used on a massive scale all over the world and is now still commonly found in Hong Kong. Despite its prevalence, ILB consume much electricity and many economies around the world have started to phase out ILB having regard to technological advancement and for environmental cause.

As energy-efficient alternatives to ILBs, e.g. compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), are commonly available in Hong Kong, we should pursue greener lighting for conserving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

This document outlines the Government's proposal on restricting the supply of energy-inefficient ILB. Your views will be most valuable to us in framing the way forward.

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