, Lighting Efficiency Stakeholder Group Established
Country:New Zealand
Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2008
Date Ended:2009
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Information and Education>Information provision, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Appliances
Agency:Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (in partnership with the New Zealand Lighting Council)

The New Zealand government launched its Efficient Lighting Strategy in mid-2008, aiming to reduce lighting energy consumption by 20% by 2015, through a number of actions to support the uptake of efficient, affordable lighting technologies.

The interim objective is to achieve 1.6 PJ energy savings pa by 2012. It is intended to strengthen naturally occurring, market delivered, efficiency through interventions that remove barriers to technologically and economically viable efficient lighting options. Although the Strategy initially featured a mandatory phase-out of incandescent lamps, the government has decided against this measure in favour of alternatives that promote efficient lighting without limiting consumer choice. These include subsidising the uptake of efficient lighting technologies and launching RightLight (www.RightLight.govt.nz) a website and information campaign.

The Right Light website (www.rightlight.govt.nz) provides facts about energy efficient lighting including information about available technologies and choice, electricity savings, safety and design, and application.  The site covers residential, business and trade sectors and also includes a specific and detailed section on street lighting for use by territorial authorities across New Zealand.  Interactive tools allow consumers to evaluate the cost and potential electricity savings of energy efficient lighting in homes and businesses.

This record is superseded by:Right Light - Consumer Efficient Lighting Campaign

Last modified: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 15:13:51 CEST