A Metro Manila congressman is proposing the mandatory use of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights in all government offices to lessen energy consumption by as much as 70%.
Olivarez said LEDs, which are small and very efficient solid bulbs, were first developed for single bulb use in applications such as instrument panels, electronics, pen lights and strings of indoor and outdoor Christmas lights.
Today, Olivarez said, LED bulbs are made using as many as 180 bulbs per cluster and now available with standard bases, which fit common household light fixtures. They are dubbed as the next generation in home lighting and eventually office lighting, Olivarez said.
Citing studies, Olivarez said compared to the Fluorescent Tube bulbs or the Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) used in homes and offices, LED lights use only 2 to 17 watts of electricity, thus reducing energy consumption by almost 70%.
"They are more durable and can withstand jarring and bumping and has a lifespan of 50,000 hours, compared to
Another advantage of the LED lights is that they do not contain mercury, a chemical used to run
Under the bill, all government offices are required to replace all incandescent and
It mandates the
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