Haryana Government has made the use of LED lamps mandatory

Chandigarh, TVC News:  Haryana Government has made the use of Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lamps mandatory for Central or State Government Offices and Public Sector Undertaking Institutions or establishments located in the State. It is also  mandatory for electricity consumers in industrial, commercial and institutional sectors having connected load of 30 Kilo Watt or above.
Stating this, the Principal Secretary, Renewable Energy Department, Mr Ankur Gupta said that as a result of this decision, the state would be able to avoid additional generation capacity of about 380 MW.
He said that there was a potential of 25  to 60 per cent energy saving if LED lighting systems were used in place of T5 lights or CFL. It would be more if incandescent bulbs or ordinary tube lights are replaced with LED lights. Moreover, LED lamps have the advantage of long life and durability, non toxic unlike fluorescent lighting that uses mercury that may pose a danger to the environment, and is, therefore, a better lighting option.
He said that all the defective conventional bulbs, conventional tube lights, CFLs and T-5 tube lights in Central or State Government Offices and Public Sector Undertaking Institutions, when replaced, would be replaced only by LED lamps or tube lights or energy efficient lighting system. However, the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors having connected load of 30 kilowatt or above would have to replace all conventional bulbs, conventional tube lights, CFLs and T-5 tube lights in their establishments with Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps or tube lights or energy efficient lighting system, at their own cost within one year.
He said that State Government has also banned purchase of new sodium vapour lamps and  lights having efficiency less than sodium vapour lamps by Government sector or Government Aided Sector or Boards and Corporation or Autonomous bodies of Haryana.
He said that in Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) sectors, municipal areas, areas developed by Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) or Industries Department the installation of Automatic Switching System, either solar based or timer based, from dusk to dawn operation, has been made mandatory. It is for existing as well as new street  lighting rows, where common switch for more than 25 lights are required to be installed.

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