India’s Ministry of Power is expected to procure 200 million LED light bulbs via open bids in 2018, with Philips Lighting and Ledvance expected to remain as the largest two competitors, according to industry sources.
Power-saving LED streetlights will be installed in areas under all local self-governing bodies in the state soon, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said at a function here today.
The South Central Railway (SCR) today said it has become the first railway zone in the country to complete 100 per cent LED lighting at all the stations under its jurisdiction.
The street-lighting system of the city is set for an overhaul with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) planning to replace all metal halide lights with LED ones.
After the Kacheguda railway station has become first energy efficient railway station in the country, the South Central Railways (SCR) plans to install LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights in all the stations under the SCR zone.
The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has set its target to replace the conventional lights in all its 534 stations with LED lights within March.
The State government is gearing up to expedite the Gram Panchayat LED street lighting programme across the State which enables substantial energy savings and also ensure financial benefit to the panchayats.
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.
Floated a year and a half ago by the promoters of Century Plyboards’, Century LED is targeting a Rs 100 crore turnover in 2017-18 and hopes to double its manufacturing capacity from 10 million units to 20 million units next year.
Chandigarh has outperformed Punjab – having 97% more electricity consumers — in sale of energy saving LED bulbs, tubelights and fans under the Unnat Jyoti Affordable LEDs for All (Ujala) scheme of the central government.