The environmental impact of compact fluorescent lamps and incandescent lamps for Australian conditions

Parsons, David (2006) The environmental impact of compact fluorescent lamps and incandescent lamps for Australian conditions. The Environmental Engineer, 7 (2). pp. 8-14. ISSN 1447-9435

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Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) have become one of the most effective energy conserving light sources for consumer use because they consume about 20% of the energy used by incandescent lamps for the same light output. This reduction in energy consumption would also be expected to have beneficial impacts in health and other environmental areas. This paper confirms that expected benefits do in fact occur but also assesses the performance of both types of lamps for their use of material, power factors and harmonic current demand.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Published version supplied by and deposited with permission of publisher.
Depositing User: Mr David Parsons
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:51
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2015 05:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: compact fluorescent lamps; incandescent lamps; life cycle assessment; environmental impact
Fields of Research (FoR): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
12 Built Environment and Design > 1201 Architecture > 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090703 Environmental Technologies
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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