EESL distributes 30 cr LED bulbs, to save Rs 15,000 cr per year

Last Updated: Mon, May 21, 2018 10:15 hrs
LED Bulb (Reuters image)

New Delhi: Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) said on Saturday that it has distributed over 30 crore light emitting diode (LED) bulbs across the country under the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) programme.

The state-owned EESL said in a statement here that the distribution of 30 crore LED bulbs has led to energy savings of over 38,952 million kWh annually, representing energy savings of Rs 15,581 crore, as well as avoiding peak demand of 7,801 MW.

The statement said that as part of the direct benefit of the UJALA scheme to people and the industry, annual LED domestic production increased from 30 lakh bulbs to over 6 crore bulbs, simultaneously creating 60,000 jobs.

"The LED industry has sold 60.74 crore LEDs till December 2017," it said.

"We hope to continue building on the momentum generated through this effort to continue scaling the Indian and global energy efficiency market," EESL Managing Director Saurabh Kumar said in a statement.