India to get cheaper LEDs

People in India will get cheaper LED lightbulbs from October. State-run firm Energy Efficient Services will distribute them to consumers at a price of Rs 220 (£2.5) per bulb. Depending […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

People in India will get cheaper LED lightbulbs from October.

State-run firm Energy Efficient Services will distribute them to consumers at a price of Rs 220 (£2.5) per bulb.

Depending on the taxes and storage charges, these lights will cost consumers between Rs 210 (£2.4) and Rs 230 (£2.6), the firm stated.

Replacement of conventional tubelights with LED will result in annual average saving of Rs 350 (£4.03) and consumers can recover the cost within seven and eight months, it added.

These LED tubelights come in ready to use sets and do not require supporting fixtures and consume less than half as much electricity as conventional lightbulbs.