Gujarat in India Launches Affordable LED Lighting Scheme

India’s affordable LED lighting for all government initiative, Ujala Scheme, is now being rolled out in the country’s westernmost state Gujarat, according to a report from The Financial Express.
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LED Streetlight Project Developments in Varanasi and Ambattur in India

Indian government incentives and policies has resulted in the large number of LED streetlight projects in the country, with many new developments each week. Varanasi is still behind schedule when it comes to streetlight upgrades, while Ambattur is starting to introduce smart LED streetlights.
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Western Indian State Fisheries Department Bans Fishing LED Lights

The Fisheries Department of Goa, a coast on the western coastal area of India, has issued an official order this Tuesday that bans the use of LED lights for fishing in the region, reported Herald.
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India LED Manufacturer Syska Launches Smart Bulbs

Indian LED manufacturer Syska launched a colorful smart LED bulb in the local market at a price of INR 1,999 (US $30.96), reported Techradar.
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India’s LED Bulb Incentive to Be Implemented Nationwide by 2019

India’s national LED program Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA), will be implemented nationwide by 2019, said the country’s Minister for Power and Coal, Piyush Goyal recently.
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The Progress of Three LED Streetlight Projects in India

If you have been following LEDinside news, India has been a booming market for massive streetlight retrofit projects over the last two years. Progress of LED streetlight projects in the region have been mixed, with some states and municipalities successfully implementing plans, and others lagging behind due to political, financial or technical difficulties. 
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India to Install LED Floodlights along Border with Pakistan

India will be installing LED floodlights along its border neighboring Pakistan, in the first phase of the project lights in various sections covering districts of Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Granganagar and Barmer in Rajasthan have been replaced, reported Times of India.
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Snapdeal Partners up with EESL to Sell LED Bulbs for INR 99 in India

India’s second largest online retailer Snapdeal has formed a partnership with the country’s state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) to sell LED bulbs nationwide for INR 99 (US $1.46), according to an Economic Times report.
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Capital of Bangladesh to be lit with LEDs by End of 2016

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh in India plans to replace traditional streetlights comprising of sodium, fluorescent and CFLs with LEDs, reported Dhaka Tribune.
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Indian Consumers from Bengaluru Not Interested in Government Supplied Low-Priced LED Bulbs

The Indian government has rolled out numerous large scaled LED bulb distribution projections across the nation, but not all Indian consumers are warming up to the low-priced bulbs, according to a report from The Deccan Herald.
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Puducherry in India Rolls out Second Phase LED Bulb Distribution

Puducherry, a Union Territory of India, has launched its second phase LED bulb distribution project, The Hindu reported Puducherry Electricity Minister T. Thiagarajan saying recently.
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India Can Save US $6B Annually By Switching to LEDs by 2018

By replacing traditional luminaires with LEDs, India could save US$ 6 billion annually by 2018, said Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy in the Government of India.
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Indian City to Install 18K LED Streetlights to Save Energy

  Mohali is a city which is a commercial hub lying adjacent to the city of Chandigarh in Punjab, India. The local municipal corporation (MC) is scheduling to switch 18,000 conventional streetlights to LEDs in the following months.
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India BIS Updates LED Luminaire and Electronic Standards

To coordinate with the market situation and considering the requests from users, recently BIS has published below notifications for CRS.
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Indian Power Minister: Government to Distribute 60M LED Bulbs Nationwide

The Indian government aims to distribute more than 60 million LED bulbs through State-owned Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) within one year, said the country’s Power Minister Piyush Goyal recently.
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Indian Rail Company Distributes LED Bulbs to Employees to Conserve Energy

The East Coast Railway (ECoR) in India has implemented the central government sponsored Domestic Efficient Lighting Program (DELP) in areas under its jurisdiction, reported The Times of India.
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Indian Government Programs Cut LED Bulb Prices by 75%

India’s LED bulb retrofit incentives under the DELP program implemented by Energy of Efficiency Services (EESL), a joint venture of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) of the Power Minister have slashed LED bulb prices significantly, reported theEconomic Times.
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Rural India Illuminated with 76,000 LED Lamps

More than 800 rural villages in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous region, will be lit with 76,000 solar street lighting units provided by Philips Lighting, as part of a government initiative to drive sustainable electrification in rural areas in the country.
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LED Bulb Distribution Kicks Off in Indian City

Resta Peth, a region in Pune City in the state of Maharashtra, India, has rolled out its LED bulb distribution scheme, reported The Times of India.
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Which Country Has the Best LED Policy Among Japan, India, and Malaysia?

In recent years, countries around the world are becoming increasingly concerned with energy and environmental issues, which is closely tied with human survival. Low carbon economy has become a very popular global issue. LED lighting’s high reliability, low energy consumption, long lifetime, low pollution, and high quake resilience has made it a globally recognized energy efficient and environmental product. Driven by large market potentials and a positive industry outlook, many countries have launched industry development policies to spur rapid growth in the LED industry. After all these years, which country incentives spurred the proliferation of LEDs? LEDinside will be focusing on LED policies in Japan, India and Malaysia’s.
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Smartphone Component Suppliers Should Look East for Opportunities

Traditionally, manufacturers have contended for a spot in Apple’s supply chain, despite of its draconian demands. As seen in GTAT and the Cupertino-based company’s ugly fall out in October 2014, Apple might change the spec requirements of its customized products anytime, and expect suppliers to deliver in a short time frame. Additionally, a heavy US $50 million penalty is placed on manufacturers that breach confidential agreements. With strong product sales and a loyal consumer base, Apple might be appealing to work with, but being its supplier can be taxing.
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Indian City Pilibhit Distributes 200,000 LED Bulbs at Discounted Price

The Government of Uttar Pradesh in India is distributing 200,000 LED bulbs in local city Pilibhit at a discounted price of INR 100 (US $1.54) to encourage residents to swap incandescent bulbs for LEDs, according to an India Times report.
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Indian Government Will Replace All Streetlights Nationwide with LED Bulbs Within 24 Months

Government of India will replace all street lights of the country with LED bulbs in next 24 months. This is in line with the Ministry’s motto of providing energy efficiency and dependable energy in the country. Under Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme efforts are being made to replace all domestic bulbs into LED said Shri. Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy. Addressing the first Foundation Day Celebrations of the Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of the States (AREAS) in Bengaluru today Shri. Piyush Goyal said that Karnataka should join hands with the Central government in its energy efficiency programmes.
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India Plans Massive Overhaul of 1B Lights to LEDs within 3 Years

India will be replacing one billion lights nationwide with energy efficient LEDs within three years, The Economic Times quoted a top ranking Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) official saying.
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India Rolls Out Energy Efficiency Label for LEDs

India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) is implementing energy efficient labels similar to U.S. ENERGY STAR labels, according to a report from The New Indian Express.
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India Lifts LED Bulb Bid Restrictions, Chinese Suppliers Pass Review

After winning the elections last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to invest in the country’s electricity, rail and other infrastructures to improve India’s economic performance, reported Chinese media Cali-Light.com.
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Philips Raises LED Lamp Outsourcing Ratio in India

Philips is raising its LED lamp outsourcing ratio in LED lamps to 70% in the Indian market in the next six to eight months to meet local market demands, reported Indian media The Economic Times.
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Indian City Noida Plans to Upgrade LED Streetlights

The Noida Authority in the National Capital Region plans to upgrade streetlights with energy efficient LED bulbs to cut down electricity and maintenance costs, reported The Times of India.
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LED Expo Receives Strong Support from Government of Maharashtra

Lighting up a revolution against the phase-out of in-efficient lighting and promotion of energy-efficient LED alternatives in India, LED Expo – the nation’s foremost exhibition on LED lighting products and technologies will open doors this week at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. 
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Indian Manufacturers Might Lose Large LED Orders to Chinese Competitors

The Indian government rolled out a massive green policy last October to replace the country’s 750 million tungsten bulbs with LEDs. But it will be Chinese companies that might acquire the potentially INR 240 billion (US $3.78 billion) worth of LED orders in the Indian market, due to domestic companies limited supply and lack of finances to meet this demand, reported Hindustan Times.
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