State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) will be distributing 9 Watt LED bulbs in the capital city from July onward. The LED (Light Emitting Diode) bulbs will be available to both the home consumers as well as to commercial entities at same rates.
Under the central Governments’s UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LED’s for All), government will distribute 9 watt LED bulbs in Delhi at discounted prices.
Earlier, 7 Watt LED bulbs were being distributed under the scheme which will no longer be available for sale. The consumers who already bought these 7 watt LED bulbs and facing some issues can get those replaced from dedicated replacement centers.
The new 9 watt LED bulbs are technically superior than the earlier ones and each bulb can help save anywhere between Rs. 160 to Rs. 400 per year. The life expectancy of the bulb is 25000 hours, making the cost recovery in less than one year.
The Ujala LED scheme will be implemented across 87 circles in Delhi. Under the Ujala Scheme, over 66 lakh LED bulbs have already been distributed resulting in an annual energy saving of 86 crore kWh.
As per the Ujala online dashboard, 12,37,51,757 LED bulbs have been distributed across the country till June 28.