Karnataka Launches LED Bulb Scheme
LED bulbs that are synonymous with efficiency, energy saving and low costs. So when the state of Karnataka decided to launch a new scheme from December 11 where the state government will be replacing around six million bulbs with the more energy efficient LED bulbs, everyone seemed happy. The State minister for energy, DK Shivakumar said that the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will himself start the project from Mysuru.
Shivakumar who was present at the brand ambassador ceremony said that they will be procuring around 12 lakh LED Bulbs that will initially replace around six million bulbs in the state. The bulbs will be procured from Wipro. The government has bought in around four companies that will be taking part in supplying the required number of LED bulbs. The energy minster added at the occasion that the government will be supplying around 10 bulbs to every home in the household. One bulb has 9 watts of energy.
Those that are interested in purchasing the LED bulbs can do so through two different payment methods. First method requires them to pay Rs 100 whereas the second one requires them requires them to pay only rupees 10 and use the EMI scheme through which their monthly electricity bill will see a 10 Rs addition. The government is aiming to make the 300 Rs bulb cheaper through a scheme that is sponsored by the centre. Its name is Domestic efficient lighting program.
The bulbs will be reaching homes and the state itself through the DELP scheme that will work with Energy Efficiecny Services Limited ( EESL). A public sector institution that comes directly under the ministry of Power. It will be the responsibility of the EESL to ensure that any LED bulb that happens to be faulty or isn’t working is replaced by a brand new one.
The brand ambassadors of the State will be Kannada Film Stars Ramya and Puneeth Raj Kumar. They will be creating awareness among the denizens of the Karnataka state and help in educating them about the many benefits of LED bulbs.
The LED Bulbs are now becoming more and more common due to their benefits. Compared to a conventional bulb, the LED bulb has a far longer life time. They happen to cut the costs of electricity as well since they offer more efficient lighting compared to incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. This step of the state government is going to bring loads of benefits to the denizens and the state itself.