Energy star rated compact fluorescent Lamp (CFL) should be the choice in household lighting applications
From the extraordinary Gazette notification No. 1611/10 of July 22,2099, the display of the Energy Label on every CFL was made mandatory. The energy label consists of star rating which varies from 1 star to 5star higher the number of the star greater the energy efficiency of the CFL. Accordingly CFLs having an energy label with 5 star are most energy efficient compared to the CFLs having 1star to 4star rating. By repacking a 1star CFL with 5star CFL with 5-7 watts lower in wattage the same light out put can be gained. Purchasing a CFL with 5 star rating about 5-7 watts can be cut down
At present LED Lamp technology has improved rapidly end in parallel the price of LED lamps have come down to an affordable Scale for the domestic consumer. Sri Lanka has already introduced performance stety and Minimum Energy performance standers (MEPS) for LED Lamps introduce for which satisfy MEPS.
The world is progressively marching towards an intensive energy crisis with the increasing energy demand and the consequent depletion of energy resources. It is envisaged for any country to develop a competent energy management plan in order to mitigate the risk of running out of power in the near future. SLSEA is in the process of implementing a National Energy Management Plan (EnMAP) from 2012-2016 under the guidance of Ministry of Power and Energy. This project sees the target of achieving an energy saving equivalent to 20% of the total energy consumption of year 2010, by 2020. The overall objective of the EnMAP is to enhance the economic activity of the country without forcing an additional burden on the energy sector.
The EnMAP launched by SLSEA has 4 facets as per given below and the scope of the activities is to support energy efficiency improvement and conservation in all sectors, namely industrial, commercial and domestic consumer categories.
(1) Regulatory Interventions
(2) Energy Efficiency Services
(3) Enhancing Awareness on Energy Conservation
(4) Facilitating Funding Schemes for Energy Efficiency Improvement