Haryana Rolls out Mandatory LED Bulb Installations

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Authorities in the Haryana state located in Northern India have made LED bulbs mandatory for all central and state government offices, public sector agencies, institutions and establishments to use LED lamps, reported The Economic Times.

The government statement also applies to power consumers in industrial, commercial and institutional sectors that have a connected load of 30 kilowatt (KW) or more.

According to state authorities, the state will be able to cut power consumption by 380 MW, said Ankur Gupta, Principal Secretary of Renewable Energy.

Potentially, 25% to 60% of energy saved from replacing T5 tube lights or CFLs with LED counterparts, said Gupta. The figure could be higher if incandescent bulbs and ordinary tube lights are replaced with LEDs, he said. These luminaires have the advantages of longer lifetime and being non-toxic because it is mercury-free.

Flawed or defective bulbs, conventional tube lights, CFLs and T5 tube lights in central and state government offices and PSU institutions will be replaced with energy efficient lighting systems such as LED lamps or tube lights.

It will be required for industrial, commercial and institutional sectors that have load of 30 kilowatt or above to replace conventional bulbs, tube lights, CFLs and T6 tube lights with LED lamps and other energy efficient lights at their own costs in one year.

The state government also phased out new sodium vapor lamps and lights that are less efficient than sodium vapor lights by government sector or government aided sectors, boards, corporations or autonomous bodies within the state.

In sectors under Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) , municipal areas, areas developed by the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation, industries department, the installation of an automatic light switching system that follows the daylight cycle is required to switch more than 25 lights in new street lighting rows.

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