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Number of Households by Type of Fuel Used for Lighting

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:24 pm
by fwiggins
Type of lighting refers to the source of lighting predonminantly used by occupants of a housing unit.
The number of households by type of lighting describes the types of fuels that members of households use for lighting.

Types of Fuel Used for Lighting

Gas is a combination of hydrocarbons (propane, butane and ethane) which are gaseous under conditions of normal temperature and pressure, but are liquefied by compression or cooling to facilitate storage, handling and transportation.

Kerosene is medium oil that is distilled between 150ºC and 300ºC. It is used as an illuminant and as a fuel and is often referred to as burning oil, vaporizing oil, power kerosene or illuminating oil.

Electricity is an electric current used as a source of power.

Other is other types of lighting fuel not so far mentioned.

Energy Statistics: Definitions, Units of Measure, and Conversion Factors (see http://unstats.un.org/unsd/publication/ ... sF_44E.pdf [last accessed: July 2nd 2009]).