This business idea is for production of fluorescent tube starters. They are the balls that help start the fluorescent tube. A fluorescent lamp or fluorescent tube is a gas-discharge lamp that uses electricity to excite mercury vapor.The business idea aims at production of 13,000 starters per month. The revenue potential is estimated at 312,000 US$ per year and the total capital investment for the project is 688 US$.
Production of 13,000 pieces of starters is anticipated per month.
Fibre sheets are cut to required size on a ball press. After, starters are manufactured with a glow lamp and capacitor fixed together in a parallel mode and joined at the two brass terminal joints. This complete unit is fitted on a mica sheet and fixed in an aluminium casing, which is tested as per the relevant specifications.
There is ready market of Fluorescent tube starters given the constant power fluctuations. This industry is not yet developed in Uganda.
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Sources of supply of Equipments and Rawmaterials
All Rawmaterials and Equipment needed can be imported.
Government Incentives available
Government is giving out incentives to investers by giving them subsidies and Tax holidays for new investers.