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Phase out of inefficient incandescent lamps .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
  • Submitted by: UNEP/GEF
  • Topic: Energy
  • Keywords: lighting energy, energy efficiency.
  • Location: China, worldwide
  • Date of completion: 2016
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)
Phase out of inefficient incandescent lamps


Philips Lighting, OSRAM AG, National Lighting Test Centre of China, Please contact if interested in becoming a partner.

Open to additional partners

Description/achievement of initiative

Promote the transition to efficient lighting through the implementation of an integrated policy approach which will effectively phase-out inefficient incandescent lamps while taking into account susta.

Implementation methodologies

In order to achieve the goal set by the commitments, en.lighten developed a wide range of tools to help countries in the transition to efficient lighting, including: an Efficient Lighting Policy Toolkit, Country Lighting Assessments, Global Policy Mapping and other guidance. A Global Partnership Programme was launched to catalyze development of national and regional policy, a Centre of Excellence provides guidance and technical advice to countries. A Global Efficient Lighting Centre (Beijing) offers countries technical support on testing and laboratory capacity.

Deliverable Date
Phase out of inefficient incandescent lamps (measured by having effectively phased-out, having policy in place or under development by end of 2016) 2016
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