CFL

  • TN: Jayalalithaa launches free CFL bulb scheme to hutdwellers December 30, 2013

    Tamil Nadu government on Monday launched the first phase of providing free compact fluorescent light bulbs to over 14 lakh hutdwellers in the state, an energysaving measure aimed at saving 40 mw of power. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa also launched over Rs 500 crore worth of projects under the Energy Department through...
  • T'puram: CFLs, LEDs to light up govt offices July 14, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Incandescent bulbs and other energyguzzling electrical equipment are being shown the door at the Government Secretariat and the Vikas Bhavan as part of a statewide energy efficiency programme being launched in government offices. If things go as planned, they will soon be replaced with compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), energyefficient...
  • CFL bulbs dim out in Delhi March 14, 2012

    The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) had the right intentions. As incandescent bulbs use too much energy, it decided to replace them with compact fluorescent lamps (CFL). CFLs consume only a fifth of the energy used by the tungsten worms. Kerala had already shown the way by saving 300 MW...
  • Energysaving fluorescent lights 'can harm eyes' October 22, 2011

    Washington: Energysaving fluorescent lights can harm eyes, say scientists. A new research, led by the Australian National University, has warned that the global trend towards using fluorescent globes instead of incandescent ones as a strategy to beat climate change could be increasing eye disease. The research, published in the American Journal...
  • CFLs: green, costeffective but also hazardous June 8, 2010

    The CFL bulbs, other than being ecofriendly and costeffective, can also be hazardous in case of a breakage or leak. ...
  • Forbes India: Save the world, put out the light bulb September 22, 2009

    In Swades, a film about the extremely slow march of technological progress towards the Indian hinterland, when Shah Rukh Khans character manages to generate electricity, a light bulb flickers inside a hut. No other invention of mankind symbolises the advent of technological age more powerfully than this gadget. In this simple...
  • How safe it is to go the CFL way? October 24, 2007

    New Delhi: When Manisha moved to Noida two years ago, she decided to her bit to conserve energy, ban the bulb and go the CFL way. And while it did lower the electricity bill, Manisha soon realised that she is having to pay more in other ways. I have to keep...
  • Haryana town switches on energy saving lamp July 16, 2007

    Kalanvali (Haryana): Haryana's Binola village was the first to go 100 per cent CFL in the country. Now a whole town has switched to this energy saving lamp. Kalanwali a town with a population of 28,000 is the first town in the Country to do so. Surjeet Kumar is...