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Himachal Pradesh Government Launches Scheme for Distribution of LED Lights and Energy Saving Fans

Himachal Pradesh launched a scheme allowing distribution of LED tube lights and energy-efficient fans as a part of an initiative to promote energy saving

India: To promote energy saving in the state, the government would distribute LED tube lights and fans under ‘Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All’ (UJALA) scheme, an extension of old domestic efficient lighting programme. The government had earlier launched a scheme to distribute subsidised CLF bulbs and LED lights, which helped in saving energy worth about USD30 million.

UJALA was an integral part of energy conservation initiative of the state government and had been very successfully adopted by the people of the state. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of Public Sector Units (PSU) of Ministry of Power, Government of India will implement this programme across the state. The cost per tube light would be USD3.5 along-with three years’ free replacement warrantee.

TechSci Research depicts that the state government’s move to launch LED tube lights will help them in saving energy. For positive outcome, the state government would implement the program in all the districts in a phased manner. Moreover, with increasing urbanization in India, coupled with rising expenditure on promotional programs by government bodies and companies for promoting use of LED lighting products, along with product innovation by companies, LED Lighting market is expected to witness an increase across the country in coming years.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, India LED Lighting Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 - 2021”, LED lighting market in India is projected to register a CAGR of over 30% during 2016-2021, due to increasingly affordable prices of LED lights coupled with implementation of LED bulbs distribution scheme by the government of India at subsidized rates. Demand for LED lights in India is predominantly concentrated in the South and North regions due to high population density, increasing urbanization, rising number of government initiatives that encourage use of LED lights, etc. In 2015, LED lighting market in India was dominated by LED bulbs and lamps, followed by LED batten lights; and this trend is forecast to continue through 2021. Philips, Surya Roshni, Havells, Syska LED and Osram are few of the leading players in India LED lighting market. Outdoor lighting applications, which includes street lights, lights in parks, traffic lights, garage lights, parking lots and other public places, accounted for a majority revenue share in India LED lighting market in 2015.




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