Jharkhand State in India Gives out More than 30,000 LED Bulbs Daily

Indian state Jharkhand’s discom utility Jharkhand Bijli Vitaran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) in partnership with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has on average distributed 30,000 LED bulbs daily over the last four months, reported The Times of India.
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LED Bulb Prices in India down 10%

LED bulb procurement prices in Madhya Pradesh, located in central India, have dropped another 10% from INR 73 per bulb (US $1.08) to INR 64.41 per unit, according to an official statement on Sunday.
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India Bescom Kept Out of LED Bulb Loop

The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) in India was not aware of union Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) LED bulb policy, according to a report from Bangalore Mirror.
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LED Streetlight Upgrade Project Flops in The Orange City of India

Renowned for its famous oranges, Nagpur, a city in India is struggling to install the targeted volume of LED streetlights, according to The Times of India.
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LED Streetlight Becomes Mandatory in New Delhi

LED streetlights will become mandatory in New Delhi in the near future, as the city plans to replace existing traditional light sources with LEDs to reduce energy consumption, The India Times cited Power Minister Satyender Jain saying.
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Philips Supplies 76,000 Solar LED Streetlights to UPNEDA and MANIREDA in India

Philips, the global leader in lighting and India’s leading lighting company, has won  two major separate LED solar street lighting contracts for UPNEDA (Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency) and MANIREDA (Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency). The tender process involved meeting the exacting requirements of both UPNEDA and MANIREDA with a strong focus on energy conversion based on new and renewable energy sources.
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Chinese LED Manufacturer AOD and Syska Jointly Invest in Plant Based in Telangana, India

Chinese LED light manufacturer Advanced Optronic Devices and Indian company Syska LED Lights will jointly invest INR 5 billion (US $75.21 million) in a LED manufacturing plant in the state of Telangana in India, according to a report from Live Mint.
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India’s LED Bulb Prices Potentially to Drop another INR 20

LED bulb prices in India are nearing CFL prices, but might be priced down a further INR 20 (US $0.30) following the government’s 50 million LED bulb purchase tender to be issued in the next ten days, reported The India Times.
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India's Monthly LED Lamp Production Volume up 30 Times

The India market’s demands for star labelled efficient products has doubled with falling prices and increased participation of private companies, as the country follows its commitment to lower carbon footprint ahead of climate change talks to take place in Paris later this month, reported the Economic Times.
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Angry Urban Development Minister of an Indian State Demands Removal of Poorly Designed LED Streetlights

As India rolls out its nationwide LED streetlight upgrade programs, some poor quality LED streetlight installations have disappointed the public.
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Chinese Decorative Lighting Products Flooding Eastern India Ahead of Diwali

As India prepares for the upcoming lighting festival Diwali, one of the biggest celebrations in the nation, decorative lighting products imported from China are becoming highly visible in Patna, reported the Times of India.
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LEDs Slim Down Chennai Energy Bills

A city located in the Bay of Bengal in East India reports has cut its energy bill by about INR 5.5 million (US $) after upgrading 96,000 streetlights to LEDs, reported The Times of India.
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Indian Expert Highlights Laser and LEDs as Advanced 21st Century Lighting Technology

The three most important light sources to impact human life in the 21st century will be sunlight, LEDs and lasers, said Professor Puspendu Das, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
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China Exported LED Lighting Totaled US $355 M to India from January to August

Chinese manufacturers exported LED lighting goods to India for the first eight months of 2015 reached US $355 million, according to a DIGITIMES report.
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Indian State Government to Distribute 74,000 LED Lamps to Citizens

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been a strong advocate for the country’s LED lighting conversion to battle the power starved country’s use of electricity and conserve natural resources, reported local Indian newspaper Nagpur Today.
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Thomson Re-enters Indian Market through LED TVs

Multimedia and consumer electronic company Thomson, which left the Indian market in 2004, is returning to the market through its LED TV subsidiary, according to Indian media The Financial Express.
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Compulsory Electronics Registration in India to Push up LED Bulb Sales

The Indian governments promotion of “Made in India” LED bulbs, and the introduction of mandatory registration of electronic products in August 2015 will spur LED bulb sales, said Philips Lighting Solutions South Asia, CEO, Harsh Chitale.
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India Power Minister Calls for LED Bulb Prices Correction

Speaking at a conference on Thursday, Indian Power Minister Power Piyush Goya urged LED manufacturers to correct LED bulb prices, reported Can-India News.
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U.S. Manufacturer Global Tech LED Partners Up with Jabil Circuit to Enter Indian Market

Global Tech LED, fast-growing south Florida-headquartered creator and manufacturer of energy-, money- and labor-saving LED new construction and retrofit outdoor, indoor commercial lighting systems, announces substantial further market and product-production expansion beginning this year.
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Edison Opto and Epistar Join Hands to Win Large LED Bulb Order in India

Edison Opto and Epistar have jointly won a 10 million LED bulb Indian government contract valuing NT $300 million (US $9.77 million), according to an UDN report.
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Indian State Power Department to Provide LED Bulbs at Nominal Rates

India’s Uttar Pradesh State power department will be rolling out a plan to supply LED bulbs to household consumers at nominal cost throughout Varansi and Sangam city in April and May respectively.
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Opple Lighting Expands Presence in India with Customized Products

Chinese LED luminaire manufacturer Opple Lighting has been expanding its presence in India’s retail market with customized ‘Made for India’ LED products in South India, according to a report by Indian media BusinessLine.
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Panasonic Subsidiary Unveils Professional LED Luminaires in India

On November 6, 2014, India's second largest Electrical accessories manufacturer - Anchor Electricals, a Panasonic group Company since 2007, launched a stellar range of 276 Professional LED Luminaires for commercial & hospitality premises. This is Anchor's first major venture into the Professional LED Luminaires spectrum in India following its entry in the already expanding residential LED luminaires in 2013. It aims to rise as a leading lighting solutions provider in the Indian market by FY 2018 with market sales to the tune of 4.25 billion INR plus.
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Indian Union Territory Puducherry Delivers Cheap LEDs to Every Household

Puducherry, an Indian Union Territory, recently completed distributing low cost LED bulbs to every household, according to a Deccan Chronicle report.
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Toshiba Lighting to Set Up Manufacturing Base in India

Toshiba Lighting has been the latest international manufacturer to show interest in the Indian market, according to a report from The Economic Times.
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Opple Lighting Forays into India

Outlines investment of INR 600 million (US $9.86 million) in next three years to set up operations, distribution and retail infrastructure, including exclusive brand stores in top 30 cities
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Opple Lighting Becomes First Major Chinese Lighting Brand to Enter India Market

Chinese LED lighting manufacturer Opple has announced plans of entering the India market with a wide range of low-priced LED bulbs, according to an article by The Economic Times. Opple will become the first major Chinese LED player to enter the local market.
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LED Market in India

In 2009, India began a plan of replacing 4 million inefficient incandescent bulbs with CFL by 2012. By 2013 Indian states including Tamil Nadu announced plans of replacing some 200,000 fluorescent tube lights with LEDs. Philips and Panasonic active involvement in the Indian market in late 2013 and Jan 2014 are also indicators of LED market potential. LEDinside editorial team had a chance to recently interview Deepak Loomba, Managing Director and CEO of De Core Nanosemiconductors Ltd., who shares some interesting insights on the LED market developments in India. 
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Indian State Tamil Nadu Upgrades to LED Tube Lights

Ten cities in Indian state Tamil Nadu including Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Coimbatore, Tuticorin, Erode, Salem, Tirupur, Vellore, Madurai and Tirunelveli will replace 200,000 40W fluorescent tube lights with LEDs, according to a report by Hindu Times. 
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Panasonic India Subsidiary Establishes LED Showroom in Mumbai

Continuing with its focus on providing the best of innovation and technology, India’s leading electrical solutions manufacturer – Anchor Electricals Pvt. Ltd (A Panasonic Group Company), today opened its first state-of-the-art LED lighting showroom in Mumbai. This showroom gives consumers a ‘see, touch and feel’ experience of a diverse range of world-class home decorative lighting concepts and functions. The company will focus on residential lighting.
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