Cost Effective Lighting

Publication Type

Conference Paper

Date Published

07/1987

LBNL Report Number

LBL-23793

Abstract

Long-life replacement lamps for the incandescent lamp have been evaluated with regard to their cost effectiveness. The replacements include the use of energy buttons that extend lamp life as well as an adaptive fluorescent circline lamp that will fit into existing incandescent lamp sockets. The initial, operating, and replacement costs for one million lumen-hours are determined for each lamp system. We find the most important lighting cost component is the operating cost. Using lamps that are less efficient or devices that cause lamps to operate less efficiently are not cost-effective. The adaptive fluorescent circline lamp, even at an initial cost of $15.00, is the most cost effective source of illumination compared to the incandescent lamp and lamp systems examined.

Conference Name

NATO Advanced Study Institute Conference

Year of Publication

1987

Conference Location

Povoa Do Varzim, Portugal

Call Number

LBL-23793