Recently, insiders in India showed their opinions about the tendency of LED development.
According to Amrit Manwani, an alumnus of IIT-Kanpur, LEDs will take the place of conventional streetlights by 2020. He thought that the LEDs consume one-third of the power consumed by the conventional streetlights and also illuminate a larger area. Due to less power consumption, the LED bulbs and tubelights would become a part of every household.
Manwani, a co-ordinator of 1972 batch, said LED tubelights and bulbs consume only 1/10 of the power consumed by tubelights and bulbs. In his opinion, by 2020 only tubelight made of LEDs would be used in the country. The government is also promoting the LED lamps and lights. "The tubelights and the bulbs having LED as content would have a life of 15 years and cost around Rs 800. It would be very economical apart from providing better lighting."