Buildings Guide

Lighting  »  Lamps


This part of the lighting section presents background information on the lamps only. The other components are specific for applications in the different sectors as appropriate. However, it should be stressed that good lighting requires a holistic approach rather than putting together some efficient components. The first step for new buildings should be to reduce the need of artificial lighting through design and construction that maximizes the use of daylight.




A strategic policy package would be needed to tackle the barriers and foster market transformation. Some policy instruments, which have been implemented in different countries, will also be discussed here. In most cases there is more than one obstacle that will hinder the development and rapid market penetration of efficient lighting products. This is the reason why it is necessary to implement a combination of instruments to accelerate the transformation to efficient lighting technologies.

Policy elements

Policy packages

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