Malawi consumer watchdog promotes use of energy saver bulbs and efficiency

The Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA) says there economic benefits for consumers to start demanding energy saver bulbs claiming they have been proven to reduce electricity bills and have a long life-span.

CAMA has been conducting awareness campaigns on the use of energy saver bulbs and energy efficiency with more emphasis at promoting the use of energy saver bulbs against ordinary lightening bulbs.

“Six energy saver bulbs in your house will use an equal amount of energy needed to light one ordinary light bulb. Energy needed to light up 100 watts ordinary bulb will light six energy saver bulbs.

Kapito: Energy bulbs good
Kapito: Energy bulbs good

“When you use ordinary light bulbs your electricity bills are high and the cost of replacement is also high. Energy saver bulbs have a warranty and guarantee period assuring the consumer value for the money,” says CAMA Chief Executive Officer, John Kapito.

The energy saver bulb campaign which includes installation of energy saver bulbs in all homes and creating public awareness in Malawi has been funded by and supported by the Department for International Development (DFID) through the ministry of energy.

Currently energy saving bulbs are being sold at a subsidized prices through various outlets such as ESCOM, Malawi Posts Corporation (MPC) Filling Stations, Kulima Gold shops, Chipiku stores and others.

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