CFL for every household

Philippines
September 13, 2012 6:43pm CST
I heard in the news today that the government has a project of changing the incandescent lamps into conact flourescent lamps (CFL). According to the news every household will be given a chance to have free CFL just by going to the congressional district offices and bring their electric bills and they will get 1 or two CFLs. Furthermore, government agencies will be given CFLs too to change thier lamps into this type of bulb. The project is good but I just heard that the fund used in this project is a combination of grant and loan from bank which will also be paid by the citizens of the our country. Furthermore, having one CFL will only save $10 a year which is really low. Another is that not all residents will be given the said lamp because they will have to travel from their area to the redemption site. Like us who works daily don't have a time to get that, though I am not interested but I will participate in paying the debt since I was a tax payer too. Do you think such project is really worthy?
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7 responses
@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
Now i understand what the new commercial about CFL is all about. If that will be the case, then the people will really be happy to share their help by changing into CFLs.
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
Yes, this will make happy but you need to go to the district office in order to get the free, actually not free for it will be paid by the taxpayers too.
@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
15 Sep 12
Well for me that's free already because at that very moment when you get it, you didn't give any money.
@romzee (938)
• Philippines
15 Sep 12
Well, the project is good but is it worthy or not, I don't think so. This is just an early election campaign and gimmick for administration congressman. why? According to asdomencil, anyone who want to avail is required to go to their congressional district and show them your electric bill. LOL! CFL is good for the environment and good for your pocket because it lower your electric bill. I've been using CFL for the last 10 years already. So if am saving $10 a year multiply it by ten, I have save $100 already!
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
You are right, accordign to some critics, this project will really get a lot of political controversy since some will really look into it as early campaign and this will be a great advantage of the congressmen who will distribute the said CFLs. One thing I forgot to ask, how about the partylist congressmen which does not have their district? How they are going to participate in this project?
• Indonesia
14 Sep 12
Hi, we don't have a government project like that in here. People have to pay for everything. If it's me I'm willing to participate even if I have to travel far to get those more efficient/green energy lamps.
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
I think this will also be paid but indirectly. Since some of the budget for this fund is a loan from bank which will be paid by the governement thru taxes collected from the payers.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
14 Sep 12
Hi, Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) do lower our electricity bills if used consistently. Our payment is based on the number of kilowatt per hour usage of electric power. A 50-watt incandescent bulb (by way of Thomas Edison) has no advantage over a 13-watt CFL which is more brighter given the wattage. Even if the CFL do not last as long the ordinary bulb (one to two years for CFL, five-seven years for incandescent), the lower power usage can be remarkable overtime. I have been using CFLs for sometime now, it has lower power consumption with brighter illumination for the wattage. If the congressmen got their "commissions" in acquiring the CFLs and we have to pay the cost just the same, maybe we can mitigate the loss by getting the lamps even if it doesn't mean much to our electric bills.
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
Yes i agree that it will really save us because it only uses few amount of energy compared to incandescent lamp. You are right, we need to get the lamp for our own good, but imagine how much they spend in purchasing the lamp? They purchase it for just 72 cents.
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
WEll if what you stated are all true then I think it is not worthy at all. I hate the idea of borrowing money just for the sake of one project that won't even give the people that real big savings. And the fact that it was actually indirectly not at all free but charged to us. Besides, if they wanna give CFL why would they require us to go to redemption centers? They should rather find a way more convenient to the customers. If possible they should deliver that to our house.
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
You are right this project is indirectly charged to us since our taxes will be the one to pay for the loan made in a bank to fund this project. Yes they are requiring us to go to the congressional district and show them our electric bills. What about the others that will come from far locations who needs money for the fare just to get a single piece of CFL? Is this still worth it?
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
I heard of this too and it said that around 10,000 i think CFL would be given here in our city... the thing is... will it arrive in my household? that is something i would await..given so many corrupt officials.
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
Same here, but if you just wait for it, you will not get any since you need to go to their redemption office at congressional districts since congressmen are the responsible in distributing the said CFLs. It should be done in a smaller area like in the baranggay level.
@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
14 Sep 12
Because of the continuous power interruption in our place, I was not able to know the latest happening today. Well, was that applicable for the whole country? Perhaps I have to search the news online. If that would be beneficial for everybody then let's go for it.
• Philippines
14 Sep 12
Yes this is applicable to the whol country but they will redempt the said CFL in the congressional office. Much better if they will lower it to the baranggay level since not all have the capability of going to the district office just to get a piece or two CFLs. Considering the amount that the government used in this project is really huge.