Apr 20, 2016: Following the launch of the the UnnatJyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme in Odisha by Shri Pranab Prakash Das, Minister of State for Energy, Electronics & Information Technology, you can now buy 9W LED bulb at Rs 85 each. The scheme is employed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).
As against the market price of Rs 310, the scheme offers local consumers to purchase a maximum of 10 LED bulbs at Rs 85 each. The commercial customers on the other hand, can purchase a maximum of 20 LED bulbs and institutions can purchase a maximum of 50 LED bulbs.
4.5 crore LED bulbs to be distributed
Under the UJALA scheme, ESSL has aimed to distribute 4.5 crore LED bulbs across the state. With this LED bulbs scheme, Odisha will help the nation is saving 1.5 crore KWh energy on a daily basis and the savings attained converts to a financial savings of over Rs 6.25 crore a day.
Das said that Odisha is striving to improve the power scenario across the state and accepting this LED scheme is a step towards accomplishing the ideal result of becoming an energy efficient state. He further requested the citizens of Odisha to include energy efficiency and set a positive example for others across India.
In order to avail the scheme, a consumer is required to give ID proof along with a copy of the recent electricity bill. Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director of EESL said that Odisha is now the 14th state to adopt the UJALA scheme in India. He further said that the scheme has made it possible for everyone to buy LEDs and with the aim to enlarge the reach; ESSL will make sure that the scheme is simple for consumers.
Superb quality with 25,000 hours life
The LEDs are of superb quality with 25,000 hours life and efficient light bulbs such as LEDs use only one-tenth of the energy used by conventional bulb to give the same or even better light production.
LED bulbs also offer constant brightness even in low voltage as compared to the conventional lamps which tend to fluctuate or fade off. If any technical issues arise in the LEDs, ESSL will replace them for free for three years. The replacements will either be done through chosen retail stores or through the distribution centers across the state.
At present EESL has disseminated more than 9.54 crore LED bulbs across Indian states such as Maharashtra, Delhi , Jharkhand, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttrakhand.
This has helped in energy savings of over 3.39 crore kWh per day thus, reducing more than 27,506tonnes of CO2 content on a dialy basis. The UJALA scheme is set to replace the entire 77 crore incandescent bulbs sold in the nation by LEDs.