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.
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.
The biggest opportunity comes from government sector
We had started lighting division in 2004. Till then Havells had presence in switches, switch gear, wires and cables. Last year, our turnover in lighting was close to Rs.1000 crore, in which LED component is now more than 75 per cent.
Case Study| How Solar Powered Lights Are Helping Indian Army ?
Solar power has grown over the people of India for all the right reasons. This is one source of power that can light up the most remote areas of India and the world - if I may add. Using solar power gives one the freedom to be independent of the grid supply, bringing brightness into rural far-flung villages that have never seen the light. And this is why solar is the future.
Philips Lighting launches suatainable CFL bulbs
Philips Lighting has accelerated its sustainability initiatives in India with the launch of its CFL and tube light safe disposal program. An extension of the company´s global sustainability program ´Brighter Lives, Better World´, this program aims to educate consumers in India about responsible waste management through safe disposal of lighting products that contain mercury.
LED bulbs may get cheaper
LED bulbs may get cheaper by Rs.20 India's lighting industry is undergoing another shakeup as prices of energy-efficient LED bulbs have dipped to the level of CFL and are likely to fall further with the biggest ever LED lamp purchase tender expected from the government this month.
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