New Partnership to Push for Energy-Efficient Lighting Across Asia

Published in PR, October 29 2009

The Asia Lighting Compact (ALC), a partnership comprising governments, regional lighting associations and the world's largest lighting manufacturers, was launched today in Hong Kong to support the widespread adoption of high-quality, energy efficient lighting in Asia.

The immediate focus of the ALC will be on improving the quality of energy- saving compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) manufactured and sold in Asia. Initial estimates indicate that a transition to higher-quality CFLs could result in substantial reductions in regional energy consumption and reduce Asia's overall carbon emissions by at least 2.4 million metric tons a year. This is the equivalent of planting nearly 300,000 hectares of trees or removing nearly 450,000 cars from the roads. The reduction in energy consumption would yield enough electricity to light 2.8 million homes for a year.

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