New Delhi, July 21 With demand for power soaring in Delhi, Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit announced that energy-saving LED bulbs will cost less in the capital.
Appealing to people to conserve electricity, she described LED blubs, which now sell for Rs.399, as the answer to rising energy demand.
“Unlike CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps), LED (light emitting diode) bulbs contain zero mercury and arsenic and save around 50 percent more electricity,” she said.
She offered concession on value added tax on LED bulbs. These would replace ordinary bulbs and CFLs in street lights and government offices in the city.
LED bulbs have been launched by BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL).
BRPL CEO Gopal Saxena said: “The annual cost of running a seven-watt LED bulb is just Rs.150 whereas for a CFL and an incandescent bulb it is Rs.271 and Rs.612 respectively.”
This year, electricity demand in Delhi broke all records, crossing the projected 5,500-mega watt mark.
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