Well here we are again pretty much everyone with commercial interests in lighting is in Frankfurt attending the mother of all lighting exhibitions. Given we are now 7 months into the first stage of the ban on incandescent lamps it is simply stunning how many products particularly in the decorative and domestic sectors are still designed for and exhibited with traditional incandescent lamps.
So far I have yet to see anything new in incandescent replacements though i have not yet made it around the entire exhibition, and am unlikely to do so given constraints on time. Sad to report that Osram are still claiming an 11W CFLis equal to a 60W incandescent despite the judgment in Iceland posted previously.
I will let you know if anything interesting surfaces tomorrow.
Doyen of Lighting Designers Howard Brandston has spent the early part of this year beavering away in his garage undertaking some fundamental research into another area of concern around the Compact Fluorescent ballast Integrated “Energy Saver” lamps. His focus is on the Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) created by these. He has gained initial funding from the IESNA and has prepared a discussion paper identifying issues that require further urgent investigation. Continue Reading →
Here is a letter sent to the politicians in Europe from IBN trying to raise awareness of the negative issues of CFLi. The legislation has taken place in such haste that these issues have not been properly addressed, let;s hope this will assist in opening up the discussion at a senior political level. Continue Reading →
Again from Iceland Halldor Steinsen was awarded his MSc for research into the impacts of CFLi in the Icelandic market. His thesis makes interesting but disturbing reading Continue Reading →