Energy Saving Lamps Targeted to Sold Tens of Million

Energy Saving Lamps Targeted to Sold Tens of, Jakarta: PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara targets sales of 20 million energy-efficient lamps in Java this year. If the target is met, PLN will save the electricity burden of 600 megawatts or equivalent to one unit of Tanjung Jati B power plant. It was stated by the Director of Marketing at PLN Tunggono in Jakarta on Monday (10/2).

According to Tunggono, with the decrease of electrical load, it will also decrease the cost incurred by PLN. That way, the basic electricity rate increase of six percent per three months is likely to be suppressed. Regarding the quality of energy saving lamps, Tunggono ensure will be the same as the incandescent lights on the market. He added, to avoid the misuse of sparing lamps that are subsidized by PLN, the lights will be stamped specifically. The sale will only be done at the PLN regional office nearest to the residence of the customers.

The sale of this frugal lamp is done by PLN in response to several people's protests regarding the increase of TDL. The sale is scheduled to start this month for households with subsidies of Rp 3,000. PLN will also give 2.5 percent discount to the industry [read: Government Finally Reduce Fuel Price].

Actually the use of this frugal lamp has been declared by the New Order government in Phase II Long Term Development. However, it only began to be implemented in Fiscal Year 1994/1995. At that time, it is expected that the electric lighting system can reach out to the remote areas in the country that ultimately can improve people's lives. However, the reality faced today, many people still do not know or understand the meaning of Energy Saving Lamp (LHE) and Ballas Elektronik (BE). People tend to choose lights that are cheap and easily available on the market. But the fact is not energy efficient, ie incandescent lamps (Incandescent).

Since the invention of electricity by Thomas A. Edison on October 21, 1879. Further development of incandescent bulbs continue to be done until the last era with a magnetic induction system that has the longest lifetime of other types of lamps + 60,000 hours. However, this is still in the research stage. And research and development (R & D) to get better economic value (benefit / cost rtio). For the 90's decade lighting system that is widely used by the general public today is a type of compact frluorescence lamp SL or PL model and this is known energy saving lamp (LHE).

As described above, the type of LHE type is a Fluorescen type lamp or better known as a fluorescent lamp. Nowadays the popular and keenly published by the skill manufacturers is the fluorescence lamp of SL & PL model. The SL & PL model lights are in principle technically the same as the typical fluorescent fluorescence lamp model which is 60 lumen / W lamp efficacy, the only features of which have a compact, non-elongated shape like ordinary fluorescent lamps, electrical components comprising integrated ballasts, capasitors and stater in a unity in the lamp and called the SL model, while the OT model for the electrical components is separate from the lamp. The shape of the foot of the lamp is made the same as in an incandescent lamp with a threaded system with a standard size E.27. This is intended to facilitate the replacement of an incandescent lamp converted into fluorescence lamps. There is also a fluorescence lamp of the ring model whose lamp legs are modified to follow like an incandescent lamp, ie a standard size thread system E.27.

Color rendering or color rendering can be selected variously, as desired by consumers. When desired the color of light such as incandescent lights can be selected with a high color rendering index, because the color in the incandescent lamp is a standard color or reference close to the color of light with a complete spectrum as in the sun. In addition, if desired other light colors such as white, cool white, day light, then it is more likely to be obtained on fluorescence lamps compared with incandescent lamps that have only one type of redensi color. The age of the fluorescence lamp is 8,000 hours, much longer than the incandescent lamp life of only 1,000 hours (ORS / Dian Wignyo and Ari Trisna)

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