Recently Japan plan to end incandescent light bulb and fluorescent lamp. Incandescent light have a long history around 130 years. Many countries are going to end incandescent. Let’s see which countries have acted up to now.
According to “Asahi Shimbun” reported that the Japanese government intends to ban manufacture and import high energy incandescent and fluorescent lights in 2020. It’s a move aimed at popularization of more energy-efficient LED lights. Japan will limit lighting products strictly for it’s energy efficient. Lighting equipment can’t be produced and imported If not meet the relevant criteria.
In fact, as early as 2008, Japan government issued a statement requiring a total ban on the use of incandescent lamps in 2012, to promote LED lighting.
India government began the implementation of energy conservation in October 2014. and strive to replace the existing 750 million incandescent bulbs with LED.
In 2015, India Prime Minister Modi announced a package of plans about lighting industry, including government buildings, street lights, household, home and the general public, to promote LED energy efficient lights, and start LED lights replacing program “Bright Road Movement.”
Malaysia government issued a directive to ban all incandescent and conventional lighting in building and real estate project from 2014.
Forbidding the use of incandescent light before 2013.
Canada is scheduled to ban the sale of incandescent lamps from 2012.
November 2011, incandescent phase-out planning within 5 years was announced by the multi-sectoral, include the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Commerce, General Administration of Customs, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, the State Administration of Quality Supervision. The announced showed that from October 1, 2012, banned the import and sale of 60 watts and above ordinary incandescent lighting, to October 1, 2016, to ban the import and sale of 15 watts and above ordinary incandescent lighting, or, as the mid-term evaluation results to adjust.
Taiwan will implement its incandescent forbidding policy from 2010. High energy traditional incandescent lights will be disabled to production and use at the latest in 2012.
From Sep.1st, 2009, 100-watt light bulbs and frosted traditional bulb can not be sold in the market.
From Sep.1st, 2010, 75-watt light bulbs and frosted traditional bulb can not be sold in the market.
From Sep.1st, 2011, 60-watt light bulbs and frosted traditional bulb can not be sold in the market.
From Sep.1st, 2012, all traditional bulb can not be sold in the market.
2007 Energy Independence and Security Act that from January 2012 to January 2014, all 40-watt, 60-watt, 75-watt and 100-watt incandescent light bulbs will be clean out, replacing by energy efficient light bulbs. Most of incandescent bulbs will be forbid to sell in 2014 on the market. But for safety tips and yellow bulb Aquarium light boxes and other special functions incandescent lamps are not in the phase-out of the column.
In 2005, Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade approved the 2006-2015 National saving and efficient use of energy of the Strategic Plan – “Vietnam National Energy Efficiency Program (VNEEP)”. By 2014, Vietnam will change all street lights by high-pressure sodium lights and energy efficient lamps, and all the interior lights will be replaced by T8, T5 and other energy-efficient lights.
Australia government announced began to ban the use of traditional incandescent lamp gradually not later then 2010, and replaced to be more energy-efficient fluorescent and other energy-saving lamps.
Cuba is the first country out of incandescent lamps. Cuba replaced each incandescent lamp to be fluorescent lamp during 2006 to 2007, and ban the sale and production of incandescent lamps.