The Ministry of Finance and the National Development and Reform Commission recently announced that my country will promote energy-saving lamps nationwide within this year. In the past, energy-saving lamps were sold for 10 yuan in the market. arrive.
This people’s livelihood project has made many consumers see the dawn of energy saving: using financial subsidies to promote energy-saving lamps, on the one hand, the purchase price has been given to the people and attracted people to buy; on the other hand, companies with a certain scale and strength will be introduced. For the common people, improving the common people's awareness of energy-saving lamps has indirectly played a role in eliminating small manufacturers and purifying the market, but some consumers have expressed their concerns.
Does energy saving save money
Some consumers said that based on past experience, when the government subsidized the purchase of energy-saving lamps, in addition to showing their ID cards, they had to fill in their name, address and phone number. Due to the limited quantity, some places have to limit the purchase of each ID card to no more than many. Then, the limited number of energy-saving lamps is undoubtedly a problem for the entire market, which means that residents still need to buy from the market.
Relevant data show that my country’s electricity consumption for lighting accounts for more than 12% of the electricity consumption of the whole society. If all the existing ordinary incandescent lamps are replaced with energy-saving lamps, my country’s annual electricity saving will reach 60 billion kilowatt-hours, which is close to the total amount of a Three Gorges Project. Annual generation capacity.
This data shows that there is still a lot of room for development in the use of energy-saving lamps in my country. However, the current energy-saving lamp market generally suffers from uneven product quality, which affects consumers' purchasing enthusiasm.
Mr. Mao is the person in charge of a barber shop. When decorating the shop, he bought more than 40 energy-saving lamps from the supermarket. Several months passed, and the energy-saving lamps broke one by one. In the past few years, I have changed several batches and settled the accounts carefully. Not only did I not save money, but instead used a lot of money to buy lamps.
"I have used energy-saving lamps of other brands before. Although it saves electricity, it is not cost-effective from an economic point of view because of the shorter life of the lamps." Energy-saving lamps aroused his interest, because the front of the product packaging is marked with the words "8-year life". Although its price is 33 yuan, Mr. Ye thinks it should have an advantage over similar products. When he returned home, Mr. Ye found that the front of the outer package was marked with a larger font on the service life of 8 years, while the inside of the package was written in inconspicuous small letters: "Based on 2.7 hours of use per day, the service life can reach 8 years."
It should be said that after years of publicity and promotion, energy-saving lamps have been generally recognized by consumers. However, although some energy-saving lamps are cheap, the quality is difficult to guarantee and easy to damage, so that some residents who have used low-quality energy-saving lamps think that energy-saving lamps save electricity and do not save money. Some consumers report that on the one hand, the country vigorously promotes energy-saving lamps into households, and on the other hand, the pass rate of energy-saving lamps is low, especially in the rural market.