4th June 2008
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INTRODUCTION ABOUT ICWO:
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2008
BAN ON INCANDESCENT LAMPS
Fluorescent lighting is a type of electrical lamp choice that works through the use of mercury and neon gas, producing a chemical reaction; standard incandescent bulbs, on the other hand, work by reacting to heat. Fluorescent lighting used to be office-only lightning, but is now becoming more and more popular in homes because of their many advantages. If you are considering fluorescent lighting for your home, here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of this type of lighting to help you decide if it's right for you.
ADVANTAGES - Fluorescent lighting is 66 percent cheaper than regular lighting while providing the same brightness. When you consider that a quarter of any home's electrical consumption is done through light bulbs, the savings can add up considerably. Fluorescent lighting lasts longer. On average, a fluorescent tube has a lifespan six times longer than a regular incandescent bulb. They tend to burn less after continuous use, and can be turn on and off without being afraid of burning it. Fluorescent lighting does not give off heat, which makes them great for area lightning and for areas where additional heat can cause equipment to malfunction or bother the users
On the eve on World Environment Day ICWO organized “A Campaign on Global Warming”.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. A.J. Hariharan, Founder Secretary, ICWO says that this effort by ICWO is the first initiative towards having a cleaner and healthier environment which will help to create a better world for the next generation. ICWO will take efforts to involve youth in its upcoming campaign to effectively stop usage of incandescent bulbs.
Banning the bulb is an easily implementable initiative which will address this problem along with the issue of chronic energy shortage in India. It will positively impact India’s economic development and create a win-win situation for the country says Hariharan.