Awareness of the environment and the need to conserve energy are gaining momentum globally and infiltrating every facet of daily living. Pioneering organisations and individuals are developing products and services that fit within the parameters of environmental sustainability and limit the destruction of the planet.
As the use of traditional incandescent lamps diminishes internationally and in SA, increasing numbers of consumers are moving towards kinder, more eco-savvy options such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
The Radiant Group (Radiant) has recently launched another innovative energy-saving lamp: the G9 CFL. This lamp is spiral in design and slightly bigger than its predecessor. The lamp is available in 7, 9 and 11 watt variants – all wattages that are significantly lower than the standard halogen lamp equivalents – so it consumes less power and saves more energy. It also boasts an 8 000-hour lifespan.
The new G9 CFL is more compact and brighter than the previous G9 tube model as it produces about 500 more lumens. The lamps are non-dimmable and produce a soft, warm white light and can be used for both household and industrial applications.
Valerie Poyurs, director of marketing at Radiant, says, “The introduction of these new generation, low-watt energy-efficient lamps is a further indication of Radiant’s commitment to innovation and environmental sustainability.”