By BizLED Bureau
August 4, 2015: The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in India has launched a scheme to grant energy efficient labels based on energy efficiency ratings.
Under the BEE scheme, Indian LED manufacturers can apply for efficiency rating labels based on lumen efficiency. Initially, the manufacturers can acquire these labels on a voluntary basis till December 2016, but later, it will become mandatory for the manufacturers to acquire efficiency labels for their products under the labeling program for LED lights.
The energy efficiency of the products are rated on a five star scale. However, based on BEE standards, it is expected that a large number of Indian LED products will fall into just two or three star rating for energy efficiency.
According to the BEE standards, LED lights between 79 to 90 lumen per watt (lm/W) will fall into the two star rating, while those between 90 to 105 lm/W will have a three star rating.
A large number of LED lights found in the Indian market are not fully efficient, as they have lumen ranging from 80 to 105 per watt. To acquire four star rating, the luminaire?s efficiency will have to be 105 to 120 lm/W, while luminaires 120 lm/W and above get five stars ratings.