Delhi offers concession on LED bulbsJuly 20th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) With a record demand for power in Delhi, Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit Friday announced tax concessions on energy-saving light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs.
“I appeal to all Bhagidari (citizen’s partnership in governance) partners and Delhi citizens to take the lead in conserving electricity. LED blubs are the future of lighting. Unlike CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps), LED bulbs contain zero mercury and arsenic and save around 50 percent more electricity,” she said.
“We’ll like to promote LED bulbs by granting some concession on VAT (value added tax),” she said.
Dikshit said LED bulbs would also replace ordinary bulbs and CFLs in street lights and Delhi government offices.
The LED bulbs have been launched by BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL), the Reliance-backed power distribution company.
BRPL CEO Gopal Saxena said the initiative named ‘Light Life’ broke the price barrier for LED blubs.
“The annual cost of running a seven-watt LED bulb is just Rs.150, whereas the annual running costs for a CFL and an incandescent bulb are Rs.271 and Rs.612, respectively,” Saxena said.
This year, electricity demand in the city broke all previous records, crossing the projected 5,500-mega watt mark.
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