A Light Diet for a Giant Appetite: an Assessment of China's Fluorescent Lamp Standard

Publication Type

Journal Article

Date Published

07/2005

Authors

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-1007299

Abstract

Lighting has been one of the fastest growing electric end uses in China over the last 20 years, with an average annual growth rate of 14%. Fluorescent lighting provides a significant portion of China's lighting needs. In 1998, China produced 680 million fluorescent lamps, of which 420 million were linear fluorescent lamps of various diameters (T8–T12). There are substantial variations both in energy efficiency and lighting performance among locally produced fluorescent lamps. Such variations present a perfect opportunity for policy intervention through energy efficiency standards to promote the adoption of more efficient fluorescent lamps in China. This paper analyzes China's 2003 minimum efficiency standard for linear fluorescent lamps and presents an assessment of its likely impacts on China's lighting energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Journal

Energy

Volume

30

Year of Publication

2005

Short Title

Energy

Pagination

1873 - 1887

Issue

10

ISSN

03605442