Oct 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka with the assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB) has formulated Energy Efficient Lighting Guidelines for energy consumption in residential sector.
The Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) Friday introduced the Energy Efficient Lighting Guidelines for Residential Sector at a function held in Colombo under the patronage of Minister of Environment & Renewable Energy Susil Premajayantha and Minister of Power & Energy Pavithra Wanniarachchi.
The guidelines to educate the public on efficient use of power have been prepared taking into account the outcome of detailed surveys on domestic lighting applications and the developments of lighting technologies.
The Authority says that lighting can play a significant role in reducing electricity consumption in the household sector. Improper selection of lamps as well as poorly designed luminaires lead to extensive energy wastage, which can be reduced with basic understanding of incorporating energy efficient technologies in lighting applications.
In addition to advice on 16 issues, the Authority has released another publication on how to use electricity sparingly in new building constructions.
The SLSEA has assigned the task to the Energy Solve International Private Company to prepare the two publications under the collaboration of the Asian Development Bank.
Minister Premajayantha addressing the ceremony said that it is extremely important to consume electricity with greater care. He added that constructions on the Sampur Power plant will commence soon and the plant will add 500 megawatts of electricity to the National Grid.