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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2017  |  Volume: 12  |  Issue: 13  |  Page No.: 3495 - 3498

Regulatory Framework and Environmental Management of the Compact Fluorescent Lamps

Maria Gabriela Lucena, Leadina Sanchez, Carmen Vasquez and Amelec Viloria    

Abstract: Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) are an efficient alternative to traditional lighting because they consume a fifth of the energy used by incandescent lamps, reducing demand for electricity. However, because they contain mercury its use requires policies for environmental management. This study aims to analyze the regulatory framework for environmental management and use of CFLs. Analysis must be countries like the US, China and the European Community have carried out plans for incorporating LFC and in parallel have developed environmental policies and reducing the mercury content of these lamps, demonstrating, environmental and social responsibility in the matter.

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