Regulatory framework and environmental management of the compact fluorescent lamps

Maria Gabriela Lucena, Leadina Sanchez, Carmen Vasquez, Amelec Viloria

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Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) are an efficient alternative to tradtional lighting because they consume a fifth of the energy used by incandescent lamps, reducing demand for electricity However, because they contain mercury its use requires policies for environmental management. This study aims to analyze the regulatoIy framework for environmental management and use of CFLs Analysis must be countries like the US, China and the European Community have carried out plans for incorporating LFC and in parallel have developed environmental policies and reducing the mercury content of these lamps, demomtrating, environmental and social responsibility in the matter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3495-3498
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Issue number13
StatePublished - 2017

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  • China
  • Colombia
  • Compact fluorescent lamps
  • Environmental management
  • Mercury pollution


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