Rajasthan, which has retrofitted 8 lakh smart LED street lights under the Ujala scheme, has saved energy worth Rs 144 crore, said Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) managing director Saurabh Kumar here on Monday.
Lighting firm Surya Roshni has bagged orders worth Rs. 73 crore for supply of LED street lights and fans from Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL).
After installing energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) street lamps, civic body has managed to cut down on both power consumption for illuminating city roads by 400 kilowatt and also reduce monthly bills by more than Rs 14 lakh a month.
As part of the Government of India’s Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) over 21 lakh conventional street lights have been replaced with LED street lights across the country.
With sales of LED bulbs exceeding 6 lakh a day, India can proudly claim achieving a substantial benchmark of distributing over 20 crore LED bulbs under its flagship UJALA scheme and more than 10 crore by the industry outside the UJALA scheme. Alongside, close to 16.5 Lakh Street bulbs have been replaced with LED Lights throughout the country under Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP).
Citing a social audit of about 4,500 people conducted by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) in SDMC area in May 2016, EESL said the audit shows that at an average 99.5% people feel that the LED street lights have contributed in enhancing the security of the vulnerable groups during nights. About 99.75% of the people responded that the intensity & the brightness of the LED street lights is better than the earlier street lights.
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has strongly refuted all claims of having installed faulty LED street lights in their project in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area. Under the Government of India’s Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP), over 1.98 lakh conventional street lights have been replaced with LED street lights in Delhi.