By BizLED Bureau
October 8, 2015: The LED lighting projects being undertaken in several states of India will open up huge business opportunity for the local LED industry. For example, the Andhra Pradesh government has ordered that in the procurement of LED lights, preference will be given to the LED industry in the state.
Replacing domestic incandescent lights and conventional streetlights with LED lights will result in conservation of billion of units of power every year. The total number of streetlights in the country is about 3.5 crore and currently, 99.5 per cent of these lights are conventional lights. If all the lights are replaced with LED lights it will save 50 per cent energy and 5 billion units of power every year. However, it is estimated that it will take five years to replace all the incandescent bulbs with LED lights.
About 77 crore incandescent bulbs are sold every year in India and replacing them with LED lights will result in saving 25 billion units of power, annually in India.
Replacing a 60W CFL bulb with a 7W LED light will result in saving Rs 500-600 every year on each bulb. Moreover, an LED light has a 10 year lifespan compared to just six months of an incandescent bulb and two years of a CFL.
The cost of a 7W LED bulb has come down from Rs 400 to Rs 204 in the last one and a half years. As the demand increases, prices will further fall sharply.
Currently, there are 80-90 small manufacturers of LED lights in India.
LED streetlights in Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam, a major city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, has realised the need for LED streetlights to reduce power consumption in the city. The civic body Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) will replace 94,000 sodium vapour lamps in the city with LED lights. This activity will be completed by January 2015. Work of replacing the streetlights with LED lights is being done in 30 out of 72 municipal wards, and soon work will start in Anakapalle and Bheemili.
LED lights distributed in Guntur in Andhra Pradesh
Under the programme ?Demand Side Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP)? about 2.25 lakh LED lights were distributed in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. DELP aims to save electricity consumption in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This project to help the state use more and more LED lights, was started as a pilot project in Guntur. The project is being implemented by the Andhra Pradesh government and the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL).
Tata Power installing LED lights in Delhi
Discom Tata Power is installing LED streetlights in Delhi, the capital of India. Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited. Tata Power is using Astro Timers along with the LED lights for accurate switching on/off. This will prevent wastage of electricity significantly.
LED streetlights in Punjab
Punjab government in India has decided to replace all traditional streetlights across all cities of the state. These streetlights will be LED lights as the state government has decided to save power, at the same time make the streets well lit with the help of LED lights. Besides saving energy, the LED project will help to improve visibility at night which will make the streets save for drivers and pedestrians.
LED lighting project in Kerala
All LED lighting projects in Thiruvananthapuram, in the Indian state of Kerala, will be entrusted to Keltron, nullifying the need for the tender process.
LED lights in all Puducherry homes
Government of Puducherry, earlier known as Pondicherry, an Indian Union, has started distributing low cost LED bulbs to every household with the aim to light every home with LED bulbs. This project has been taken up under the Demand Side Management based Efficient Lighting Programme (DLEP). Nearly 7.35 lakh 7watt LEDs were distributed to 2.45 lakh households at Rs 10 each. This way, Puducherry will save up to 48.75 million units of energy per annum.
Uttar Pradesh to get LED streetlights
The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has decided to install LED streetlights across the state. The chief minister of the state has already approved the project. It was decided to install LED lights on streets, government buildings and parks.
5,000 LED streetlights to illuminate Patna
Urban development and housing department Indian state Bihar will install 5,000 LED streetlights in the state capital Patna. About 1,000 LED streetlights each in 10 municipal corporations of the state, excluding Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC), will be installed.
LED lighting projects open up huge business opportunity in India %%http://bizled.co.in/led-lighting-projects-open-up-huge-business-opportunity-in-india/%% appeared first on %%www.bizled.co.in%%