India to be a global hub of superior LED products
With the country's overall lighting market valued at Rs 100 billion currently, there is ample room for further growth in the LED segment, says Rakesh Zutshi, President, Electric Lamp and Component Manufacturers' Association of India (ELCOMA) & Managing Director, Halonix Technologies.
LED lighting programme sets off a supply - demand chain reaction
India's streetlights form a crucial component of the nation's investment in lighting and road safety. Launched in 2015, EESL's street light national programme (SNLP) has been instrumental in retrofitting over 6.1 million conventional street lights with LEDs in 941 municipalities across 28 states and union territories in the country.
Good Progress, but More Needed
India has taken a big leap in energy efficiency, with significant improvement in both supply-side and demand-side management in the past five years; the challenge now is to increase storage capacity and reduce T&D losses, says Renjini Liza Varghese.
Energy use by multiple verticals monitored in one place
Energy efficiency has several dimensions, mainly loss reduction and consumption reduction. The previous high consumption of incandescent lamps has been successfully replaced with the use of low voltage LED lamps now.
Rail LED mission on home stretch
The Chakradharpur railway division is likely to save around Rs 2.5 lakh annually in energy bills at three of its key stations, namely, Tatanagar, Rourkela and Jharsuguda. Railway officials said that installation of LED lamps at all the three stations, one of which is A1 category (Tatanagar) and the other two A category, was 80 per cent complete. Work was expected to be completed in another one week or so.
More players to be roped in to boost LED bulb sales
Over two years after it started the ‘Hosa Belaku’ scheme to distribute LED lights, the Karnataka government is now planning to rope in more partners to distribute the energy efficient lights. At present, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), an entity under the Union government, is distributing the lights.