Energy Savers to Light the Streets of Islamabad?

This sight caught my eyes and I gasped in amazement.

Energy Savers on Streets

Energy Savers on Streets

Are we now so “advanced” that we are using energy savers to light our streets? Or have we transformed into such “responsible citizens” that let alone our homes, we are lighting our streets with energy savers to “conserve energy”?

PS: I could be the biggest fool who does not know the difference between an energy saver and the original bulb for such sockets. ;-) If somebody can clarify, please do.

7 Comments so far

  1. shaheerk on January 31st, 2009 @ 2:28 am

    Ordinary bulb: 100W
    Energy savers: varies between 10-20W

    Meaning: less energy consumed, less heat produced. In some cases, the energy savers can equal the amount of light emitted by an ordinary bulb.

    There’s your Physics lesson for the day :)

  2. Monazza Talha (montaleast13) on January 31st, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

    @ shaheerk
    Thanks for the lesson in Pysics. :-) But what i really wanted to know was if what i spotted was really an energy saver or did the ordinary bulbs for such street-light sockets looked like that by default. :-D hehe

  3. crazymonkey on February 2nd, 2009 @ 10:06 am

    It sure looks like a saver to me. Why didn’t they just stick the stick inside the larger bulb enclosures above? Stupid planning.

  4. Monazza Talha (montaleast13) on February 2nd, 2009 @ 10:15 am

    @ crazymonkey
    I think the ‘globe’ for this one was broken. And maybe they didn’t put it in the large holder because it didn’t fit. :-D But i sure hope that they do install energy savers in ‘all’ holders. Might as save some electricity on the streets too. :-)


  5. kabirdas on February 2nd, 2009 @ 11:00 pm

    What good is saving energy when we are so determined to march towards the dark ages when the sun light sufficed!!

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