Sep 5, 2016: The Indian state, Jharkhand,is now saving more than 24.9 lakh (2.49 million) kWh of energy per year with state-government distributed LED bulbs.This comes about as one of the crucial achievements, particularly at a time when India is looking forward to shine bright under the Centre’s UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for all) scheme.
Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL)and post office have distributed more than over 70 lakh (7 million)9W LED bulbs across 12 centers in Jharkhand under the UJALA scheme.
Jharkhand saves 2.49 million kWh of energy with LED bulbs
The distribution of these LED bulbs has led to efficient domestic lighting, which is one of the greatest contributors to energy savings. The 24.9 lakh (2.49 million)kWh of energy has the capability to light more than 1.8 lakh (0.18 million)homes on a yearly basis. Besides saving energy, these LED bulbs have also reduced CO2 emission across the state.
Consumers need to visit the distribution counter and show their defective LED bulbs with UJALA or DELP logo for immediate replacement of such faulty bulbs, according to a JBVNL spokesperson.The mass implementation is the capability of LED bulbs to provide constant luminosity in low voltage as compared to traditional lights such as incandescent and CFL bulbs.