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The United Nations Environment has initially published guidelines on the benefits of lighting energy


In an event during the Copenhagen Energy Efficiency Global Forum, U4E of the United Nations Environment Programme announced model management guidelines for traditional consumer light bulbs in developing and emerging economies. These guidelines are developed by both public and private stakeholders and their goal is to accelerate the transition to energy efficient lighting and energy efficient appliances.

According to MarkRadka, Director of Energy and Climate at the United Nations Environment Programme, “Demonstration management guidelines can help countries achieve their environmental goals, improve public health, and save money. At the same time, this is a good example of the private sector and environmental groups. Mutual cooperation can achieve common goals."

At present, about 15% of the world's electricity is used for lighting. With the rapid development of the economy, the demand for lighting in the society will continue to increase. Suppose that developing countries and emerging economies can switch to efficient LED lighting overnight, they will save $18 billion in electricity bills, reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 160 million tons and save the equivalent of Mexico's total annual consumption. electricity.

Noah Horowitz, director of the Center for Energy Efficiency Standards at the Natural Resources Defense Council, points out that energy-efficient LED lighting is a good way to conserve carbon resources and ease grid tensions. LED lights are only about 10% of the energy consumption of traditional incandescent lamps.

Harry Verhaar, global public and government food director at Yanofi, stressed that although the global incandescent lamp market has decreased from 12 billion to 2 billion units in the past decade, a drop of 80%, the implementation of model management is on the development side. Countries and emerging economies are very significant because incandescent lamps are still widely used in these economies.

The Model Management Guidelines include all the basic elements, such as product range, test methods, minimum performance requirements, and market monitoring, to ensure that consumers can purchase satisfactory LED fixtures. In the near future, these guidelines will be applied to countries of interest to them. Countries implementing these guidelines will also reduce trade barriers between countries and have the opportunity to share resources.

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