Phasing out incandescent (ordinary) bulbs has proved to be a challenge and some Lusaka hardware dealers have underscored the need for government to come up with a mechanism to reduce the prices of energy saving bulbs.
Last year government banned local making and importation of incandescent electric bulbs in view of mitigating power consumption.
According to the Ministry Of Commerce, Trade and Industry the Country would be saving about 200 megawatts as a result of the ban.
However the incandescent bulbs are still prevalent on the market and are fetching at about 5 kwacha compared energy savers whose starting price is about 10 kwacha.
Hardware Dealers interviewed by 5fm news in Lusaka explained that people are still buying incandescent bulbs compared to energy savers.