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Article on GST

An Overview of the Goods and Services Tax The Goods and Services Tax (G.S.T.) is a landmark step taken by the Government of India to boost the GDP and introduce a more effective tax regime. GST is a win-win situation for the entire country. It brings benefits to all the stakeholders of…



PM Launches National Programme for LED-based Home and Street Lighting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described the LED bulb as a “Prakash Path” – “way to light,” as he launched a scheme for LED bulb distribution under the domestic efficient lighting programme in Delhi; and a National Programme for LED-based Home and Street Lighting. The Prime Minister also symbolically replaced one bulb…



TERI’s Solar lighting laboratory first in India to receive NABL accreditation

The high-quality lab will focus on quality assurance and ensuring the compliance of various parameters of solar lighting product. The Solar Lighting Laboratory (SLL), which was recently set up by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi, will be the first laboratory in India to receive accreditation from the National…



ELCOMA Joins Global Lamp Forum

ELCOMA joins global lamp forum to contribute to global environment control by moving towards providing energy efficient lighting and reducing mercury content in lamps Details of meeting » Joint Communique »



ISA General Assembly promises to work together for Globalization of quality LED products

On November 11th, 2013, more than 65 International Solid State Lighting (ISA) members who were mainly leading Solid State Lighting industry players, academic experts and NGO representatives from around the world gathered in Beijing, China, to participant in the ISA 2013 General Assembly. ISA has made remarkable progresses to serve its members…



India-Japan cooperation for technology exchange

ELCOMA, an apex body of Lighting Manufacturers in India, has initiated an exchange training program for LED Technology and Testing with Japanese Govt. which is organized by “The overseas Human Resource & Industry Development Association (HIDA)”. Overview: With global relationships established over a period, Japan came forward to support India in understanding…



Global Lighting Association Teams With The International Commision On Illumintation

Brussels, Belgium—The Global Lighting Association (GLA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the International Commission on Illumination, or CIE (from its French title, the Commission Internationale de L’Eclairage), in celebration of CIE’s centennial anniversary. The partnership represents a strategic alignment on energy efficient measures and quality issues, and the willingness…



Press Release – 500 Million CFLs Can Save 1500 MW of Power

Grids tripping and outages faced by 21 states in India twice within 2 days is never seen or experienced in the history of power supply around the world. India is facing acute shortage on regular basis. Due to heavy development, the more new capacity is being added, the more is new demand…



Regional Workshop On Mercury (A Policy Maker Guide To Mercury In Lamps)

Regional Workshop Examines Options to Reduce Mercury in Lighting Products. Large-scale adoption of energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) has the potential to substantially reduce Asia’s greenhouse gas emissions. However, the promotion of CFLs has also heighted concerns over mercury emissions into the environment, as CFLs require minute amounts of mercury to work….



GLOBAL LAMP FORUM – Board Meeting held on 06.06.2011 at Sydney

Meeting was attended by representation from various Board Member Countries of Lighting Associations (Korea, Japan, European Union, China, USA (NEMA) Australia, and Taiwan) besides Ms. Martina, Secretary General CIE (Special invitee). The Meeting was chaired by Mr. Jan Dennama, President GLF (Philips Holland). The discussion mostly revolved around phase-out program of inefficient…