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Phase Out of Incandescent Lamps: Implications for International Supply and Demand for Regulatory Compliant Lamps

  • Paul Waide
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    Since early 2007 almost all OECD and many non-OECD governments have announced policies aimed at phasing-out incandescent lighting within their jurisdictions. This study considers the implications of these policy developments in terms of demand for regulatory compliant lamps and the capacity and motivation of the lamp industry to produce efficient lighting products in sufficient volume to meet future demand. To assess these issues, it reviews the historic international screw-based lamp market, describes the status of international phase-out policies and presents projections of anticipated market responses to regulatory requirements to determine future demand for CFLs.

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    Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series IEA Energy Papers with number 2010/5.

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    Date of creation: Apr 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:oec:ieaaaa:2010/5-en
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