Eskom: New bulb exchange to run into November

2008-09-30 00:00

Eskom and the government’s national compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) exchange programme will continue in KZN until November, allowing users to again exchange incandescent light bulbs for CFLs.

About 2,4 million free CFL’s will be distributed in KZN.

The CFL exchange programme is part of Eskom’s drive to help homeowners to become more energy-efficient by managing their energy consumption.

“The CFLs are an important and practical way that residents can reduce their consumption. They last up to 6000 hours or more, which is six times longer than the incandescent light bulbs, use about 20-25% of the energy and produce 90% less heat, while producing more light per watt,” Eskom spokesman Andrew Etzinger said.

The implementation of this initiative forms an integral part of Eskom’s and the government’s response to tackle the energy emergency, the National Recovery Plan.

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