Incandescent light bulbs banned in Iran
Tehran, Iran, June 28
By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:
The production and distribution of incandescent light bulbs over 40 watt in power has been banned in Iran.
The announcement was made by Hossein Sajjadi, CEO of Iran Energy Efficiency Organization (IEEO), IRIB news agency reported June 28.
The full implementation of the ban will take four months, he said, adding that it will save 1,700 megawatts of power at peak consumption hours.
The official said each year 10 to 15 million pieces of low-consumption light bulbs are produced in Iran, while the same number is imported from China.
Currently, there are four producers of incandescent light bulbs in Iran with a total of 20 production lines giving out 60 million light bulbs a year, he noted.
The power consumed for household lighting in Iran is equal to 20 million barrels of oil a year, according to a June announcement by the IEEO.
Noting that experts had predicted a power consumption of over 52,000 megawatts for this summer in Iran, the IEEO suggested that Iranians use new technologies to decrease their household power needs.
Statistics shows that out of the total power produced in Iran, 33.7 percent goes to households, 31.5 percent is consumed in industries, 9.4 percent in the public sector, 16.1 percent in agriculture, 2.1 percent for lighting public passages, and 7.3 percent in the trade sector.
The IEEO experts say households in Iran use 777.9 billion kilowatt hours of electricity.
The lighting of households, according to the statistics, stands at 10 billion kilowatt hours per year, equal to 20 million barrels of oil.