The importance of lighting among energy efficiency studies in Turkey

Sermin Onaygil*

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This paper aims to inform readers about energy efficiency studies in Turkey; to explain briefly the framework and provisions of Turkish Energy Efficiency Law and to emphasize special issues that are important for lighting applications. The crucial role of lighting in energy efficiency studies is examined under the headings of implementations in the industry, building and transportation sectors and studies on efficiency performances of appliances. Furthermore, the importance of lighting applications regarding Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), which will be newly established in Turkey on the basis of the Law, is investigated. Also with regard to lighting, examples of ongoing or planned studies are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalLight and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Distribution and consumption
  • Diversification
  • Efficiency of energy production
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Transmission


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