Sue Fama is the Manager for Hobart's
Hands on Energy Discovery Centre located on the first floor of the Hydro Tasmania
Building in Elizabeth Street. ecoBright's Terry Kanellos and Joe Trimboli visited
the centre in March 2007 and spotted the excellent lamp display the centre
had created to display lamp energy usage and luminosity. The display housed
two 18W T8 lamps - showing how different colours could be obtained for the
lamps and the watts consumed was measured by watt meter.
Terry suggested one of the 18W
T8 lamps be replaced with a GE Starcoat® 14W electronically
ballasted T5 fluorescent lamp fitted with
Save-It-Easy®. ecoBright® energy solutions donated a lamp and Save-It-Easy®
device to the centre and fitted it into the display.
Imagine the staff's surprise when the Watt
meter read 40% less power was being consumed for an equivalent amount of
light!!! See the results below and you be the judge...