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Posted by:Dec 5th 2008, 11:21:23 am
Fig Tree News TeamHey there, Briland Business People:

Please contact Darrell Johnson at Harbour Island District Council offices, 242 333 3163 and get those commercial fluorescent, halogen, indoor, outdoor, bulb orders in now (all shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels, garages qualify), so that we can get the bulbs shipped to the island BEFORE high season gets started!

Posted by:Dec 5th 2008, 08:23:12 am
kristiHere is some info on disposal of the bulbs.
Posted by:Dec 2nd 2008, 03:49:15 am
kristigreat information Fig Tree News Team - what an effort the BEC is making. I hope that many participate !!
Posted by:Dec 1st 2008, 03:42:05 pm
Fig Tree News TeamAll commercial, residential and government customers on Harbour Island* are invited to review the Philips brochure online at and let EnergyBahamas know how many lamps, fixtures (and their wattage) that you want to replace, and local council and EnergyBahamas will so the rest.

BEC is generously picking up the tab for the initial replacement bulbs, and you will need to bring your traditional bulbs in to receive the CFL replacements. Please e-mail your residential and commercial orders to (Harbour Island only) at your earliest convenience.

Brought to you by
Ministry of Environment
and Bahamas Electricity Corporation

*Phase I, Harbour Island (December 2008)
Phase II, the rest of the Bahamas (Quarter I 2009)
Posted by:Dec 1st 2008, 02:35:34 pm
KimberlyLocal and central government are well aware of the disposal issue, and are taking care to make labelled containers available for the bulbs ... in the meantime, the contact for the Briland CF lightbulb effort is (the rest of the country will use instead). Thanks to Chief Councillor Darrell Johnson, BEC Chris and BEC Lesley, EnergyBahamas and Earl Deveaux, Minister of Environment for spearheading the effort! The orders are being placed right this very moment, in time for the new season.
Posted by:Nov 28th 2008, 03:01:28 pm
kristiI will look into the facts this weekend Ash and post it later. Have to put the girls to bed now. Bonne nuit everyone.
Posted by:Nov 27th 2008, 04:37:59 pm
ash12why was,nt this introduced earlier? the good was! why now the bad side of it. if there is more time needed to better inform the island please do so! tell us the good side of this and the bad side of it please
Posted by:Nov 27th 2008, 09:42:31 am
MaddieAmen Kristi - I was wondering when someone was going to mention that little fact!
Posted by:Nov 27th 2008, 09:39:17 am
kristiyou guys are going to hate my reply - I think that it is WONDERFUL that Harbour Island is doing this BUT these lightbulbs pollute more that the other one and must be disposed of properly. Is there any way to get a proper container just for this purpose?
Posted by:Nov 26th 2008, 09:07:18 pm
brilandbeautySo I sent an email to but no response....any update?
Posted by:Nov 26th 2008, 08:28:30 am
ash12cant wait cout me in!
Posted by:Nov 16th 2008, 06:20:37 pm
brilandbeautyIt's about time we caught up with the rest of the world with their efforts to preserve what, simply can't be replaced!! Great move Bahamas!!
Posted by:Nov 10th 2008, 02:47:06 pm
AmelieHas anyone installed the light bulbs yet? Will the first test of the island
power system only come during the first holiday rush?????
Posted by:Nov 3rd 2008, 02:15:09 pm
Fig Tree News TeamThe program launch date is November 2008, not 2009! We apologize for any inconvenience.
Posted by:Nov 2nd 2008, 01:37:24 pm
Fig Tree News TeamEvery Watt Counts!
Briland Goes Green

[Dunmore Town, Harbour Island - 1 November 2009] -- Who says that a group of concerned citizens can't help City Hall? Harbour Island District Council, Philips Electronics, EnergyBahamas and the Bahamas Ministry of Environment are pleased to announce a one-time program during which all businesses (hotels, restaurants, cafés and other commercial enterprises), homeowners and residences on Harbour Island can replace their traditional light bulbs with energy-saving, longer-lasting CFL bulbs, as explained in the attached brochure. Philips is generously offering an especially low rate to Brilanders, and the Bahamas government has waived all import duty and stamp taxes for this campaign.

"For every 1,000 such bulbs that Brilanders are able to quickly replace, they can offset 1MW of the energy needed by Bahamas Electricity Corporation to power its beautiful island," notes Minister Earl Deveaux, Minister of Environment, "and as we have seen over the past several months ... every watt counts!"

The Philips/Briland Bulb price list for the various bulbs available is attached, as is an overview of Philips' energy-saving bulbs which will help consumers save on their monthly utility bills, while easing the power load on BEC's local generation plant.

Comparison chart:
5w 25w A19
9w 40w A19
11W 40W A19
13W 60W A19
15W 60W A19
20W 75W A19
27W 100W A19
42W 150W A21

To make your order, please review the attached bulb shopping list, make your selection, and e-mail, being certain to list your name, business/residence address and contact information. Offer good through 31 December 2008, and yes ... we have active plans to make this program available to Bahamians around the country shortly.

For more details, e-mail, or see

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