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16 lakh LED bulbs sold

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Promoting energy conservation, power discoms BSES Yamuna and BSES Rajdhani have jointly sold 16 lakh LED or light-emitting diode bulbs in the city in the past three months.

BSES officials claim these LED bulbs will help save 17 million units of power every year. A 7 watt LED bulb consumes 50 per cent less electricity than an equivalent CFL and 85 per cent

less and than an equivalent incandescent bulb. The two BSES companies had launched the scheme to sell LED bulbs to their customers at a subsidised rate in June. “Since the launch of the scheme on June 1, more than 16 lakh LED bulbs have been distributed in BSES area. These will cumulatively lead to energy savings of a whopping 17 million units per annum,” a BSES statement said.

According to the statement, the highest number of LED bulbs have been distributed in the Vikaspuri (1,50,371) division in BRPL followed by Khanpur (1,18,877) and Sarita Vihar (91,306) divisions.

“As a responsible utility, BSES has been promoting energy conservation to domestic consumers through school programmes and to industrial/commercial consumers through power enclaves. We have been promoting safer and less energy intensive technologies like LED for some time now,” said a BSES spokesperson.

Under the special scheme, the two discoms have offered the customers the option of buying the LED bulbs through monthly instalments also. Under the scheme, a consumer can buy 4 LED bulbs of 7 watt at a subsidised price of Rs.93 each.

They can also pay Rs.10 upfront per bulb and the balance in 9 instalments, chargeable in their electricity bill. Each of the LEDs is backed by the manufacturer’s 3 year warranty.

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