Posts Tagged ‘energy-saving’

Incandescent Lamp Ban Could Increase Iceland’s Carbon Footprint

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Halldor Steinsen was awarded his MSc at KTH Stockholm for research into the impacts of CFLi in the Icelandic market. His thesis makes interesting but disturbing reading Below is an extract from his conclusion:

Using the constructed base case, it has been shown that a switch to CFL is beneficial for Icelandic household economically. However, the benefit is much less than the public is led to believe in advertising by manufacturers. As shown in table 1, the break even point is somewhere between the 5th and 6th year. After 20 years, the savings amount to 9,7 Euros per year, for each household in Iceland.

It can therefore be concluded that Icelandic consumers are being misinformed about the true economic benefits of switching to CFL.

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Ingo Maurer’s Euro Condom

Friday, December 4th, 2009

As part of milan design week 09 the german designer Ingo Maurer unveiled ‘the euro condom’ created in response to new EU guidelines that will see frosted light bulbs banned.

The product consists of a thin, heat-resistant silicone cover that turns a clear bulb into a frosted one:

Bulb Condom

Bulb Condom 2

Bulb Condom 3

How ToBefore and After :)

The background of this idea is that many energy saving lamps look just like the new incandescend (bulb covered) condom lamp.


ESL & CFL Lights in Green Gadgets Competition

Friday, November 20th, 2009

The Greener Gadgets Competition asked designers to explore the concept of “greener gadgets”.

The top 50 finalists in 2009 had some great ideas. Here is one that we liked – due to the nature of our business of course:

Bulb 2.0 is an energy-saving lamp which goes far beyond the traditional light bulb. Thus it becomes a modern element of design outshining the ordinary energy-saving lamp often perceived as unattractive.

To view all entries in the design competition, please click here…


Foto-Grüße von der internationalen Energisparmesse in Wels

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Hier ein paar Eindrücke von der internationalen Messe in Wels wo Viva-Lite vom EEBS – Team ausgestellt wurde.