Philips Electronics Hong Kong Limited offers free replacement for two models of compact fluorescent lamps

     The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department announced today (December 23) that a notice under the Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Products) Ordinance has been served to Philips Electronics Hong Kong Limited (Philips) to remove the reference numbers of the two following compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) models. As a result, these CFL models are not allowed to be supplied in Hong Kong.

Brand    Model                              Reference
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PHILIPS  Ambiance Globe 18W B22 Warm White  L090826
PHILIPS  Ambiance Globe 18W E27 Warm White  L090827

     This removal is based on findings that the measured lumen maintenance of these CFL models is lower than their rated lumen maintenance.

     Philips has initiated a free replacement scheme for the CFL models concerned. For details of the scheme, please contact Philips's customer service hotline at 2821 5469 or email at

Ends/Thursday, December 23, 2010
Issued at HKT 08:01