1500 CFLS installed in Davao City's 4 public markets-A A +A
Thursday, October 17, 2013
THE 1500 compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) installed by Philips Electronics and Lighting, Inc. in Davao City's four public markets through their Palit-Ilaw program can help save energy by 80 percent.
Philips product manager and consumer care manager Maria Nuñez said in an interview with Sun.Star Davao that they have partnered with the local government unit (LGU) to select the public market. They have chosen the public markets of Bankerohan, Toril, Mintal, and Agdao.
"The Palit-Ilaw Program is an advocacy program of Philips that aims to switch the public markets lighting to energy efficient lighting," said Nuñez.
For her part, Philips Electronics and Lighting, Inc. Philippines country manager Fabia Tetteroo-Bueno said that a public market, being visited by the general public of all classes, is the best way to reach out and make the general public know the importance of energy conservation.
"By simply switching the bulbs, we see this as a really good way to show the public on what energy saving can help them," she said.
Nuñez said that most public markets are using incandescent lamps that run on 50 watts. In the program, they will be switching these lamps to CFLs which runs on 11 to 14 watts.
Bueno said that they have chosen CFLs to be installed instead of light-emitting diode (LED) lamps because it is much more cheaper. Also they want to educate the public that there is no need to shift on the expensive LED lamps but they can go with the much affordable CFLs.
They have started the installation of the lights and expected to complete it today.
They have chosen 25 wet markets throughout the country to install the CFLs lamps and it begun on August this year and have already did the program in places like San Juan, Dagupan, Cavite, and Cebu.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 18, 2013.