The Narendra Modi government’s programme to get consumers to replace less efficient CFL or incandescent lights with latest LED bulbs is gaining momentum, with the number of bulbs distributed crossing the 2-crore mark and generating Savings Of 2.9 Crore/Day And annual savings of over Rs 1,000 crore.
Data Released Through Govt. Shows That the LED push, under the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme(DEFL), was Successfully launched With full swing across Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh by PM Modi in January. This scheme was aimed at minimising the carbon footprint and also reducing peak power demand by close to 700 MW through lower energy consumption. Here are the key points you should know:
- Under this scheme, the government data showed that more than 2 crore subsidized LED bulbs have been distributed till Thursday evening 22/10/2015.
- This helps in daily energy savings of 73 lakh units, which translates into Rs 2.9 crore a day (Annual savings of over Rs 1,000 crore)
- The project aims at replacing 77 crore regular bulbs and 40 crore CFLs with more energy efficient LED lamps.
- Andhra Pradesh is currently way ahead of the pack with 65 lakh bulbs, followed by Delhi at a little under 34 lakh and Uttar Pradesh at 33 lakh And Maharashtra At 24 Lakh Approx.
Why you should switch to LED too?
An incandescent bulb requires 60 watts of power to emit 350-400 lumen of light (unit of light) while CFLs with its hazardous mercury coat exing emit 450-550 lumen of light on 14-16 watts. In sharp contrast, LEDs cast 600-700 lumen, consuming just 6 watts of power and saving 90% more energy than regular bulbs. Since LEDs use only a fraction of the energy of an incandescent light bulb there is a dramatic decrease in power costs. Also, money and energy is saved in maintenance and replacement costs due to the long LED lifespan.
So Why Wait Go And Buy LED Bulbs And Save Money As Well As Power As Well As Planet.