In 2012, the import and sale of general lighting incandescent lamps will be gradually banned
The National Development and Reform Commission released a road map for the elimination of incandescent lamps at a press conference held on November 4.
It is reported that the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce, the General Administration of Customs, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce and the State General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine jointly issued the announcement on gradually banning the import and sale of ordinary lighting incandescent lamps (Hereinafter referred to as the 'announcement')
According to the 'announcement', it is decided that from October 1, 2012, the import and sale of general lighting incandescent lamps will be gradually banned in stages according to the power level.
According to estimates, China's lighting electricity consumption accounts for about of the total social electricity consumption. The use of high-efficiency lighting products to replace incandescent lamps has great potential for energy conservation and emission reduction.
The announcement clearly states that China's road map for phasing out incandescent lamps is divided into five stages: November 1, 2011 ~ September 30, 2012 is a transitional period. The import and sale of 100-watt and above general lighting incandescent lamps will be prohibited from October 1, 2012. The import and sale of 60-watt and above general lighting incandescent lamps will be prohibited from October 1, 2014. October 1, 2015 ~ September 30, 2016 is the mid-term evaluation period. From October 1, 2016, it is forbidden to import and sell ordinary lighting incandescent lamps of 15 watts or more, or adjust according to the mid-term evaluation results.