26 energy-efficient light bulbs fail quality tests

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/01
By: Yang Shu-min, Jeffrey Wu and Y.F. Low

Taipei, April 1 (CNA) Twenty-six types of energy-efficient light bulbs, including several sold by name brands Osram and Philips, have been ordered to be removed from shelves after they failed quality tests, the Cabinet’s Consumer Protection Committee said Saturday.

A total of 82 types of energy-efficient light bulbs supplied by 15 brands were included in the tests, which mainly focused on their lifespan and brightness, according to the committee, which conducted the tests in cooperation with the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection under the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

While 10 failed both the lifespan and brightness tests, 14 failed only the lifespan test and two failed only the brightness test, translating to an overall failure rate of 32 percent, the bureau said.    [FULL  ST5ORY]

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