Submitted by: Energy Commission
Implemented country: Ghana
Title: Replacement of Incandescent Lamps by Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
The project involved the replacement of six million incandescent filament lamps with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), free of charge to all households throughout Ghana from October 2007 to March 2008.
Until September 2007, incandescent lamps which are high energy consuming lamps were the most commonly used lamps in Ghana with a penetration rate of about 58%. Based on a study results that showed that by switching from incandescent lamps to CFLs, the country could make enormous savings in electric power demand and consumption , the Government of Ghana embarked on the lamp replacement project to reduce the effect of power shortages that hit the country in 2006 to 2007. The cost of the project including distribution and public education cost about US$15.2 million.