Industry News

UNEP en.lighten meeting held at Paris and Australia

The UNEP en.lighten initiative has been established to promote, accelerate and coordinate global efforts to push for efficient lighting. It seeks to accelerate the global commercialization and market transformation of efficient lighting technologies by working at global level and provide support to countries. In doing so it aims at strengthening capacities among…

Lites.Asia, The Technical Exchange for Standards

The third meeting of Lites.asia was a two day event that started on 6th June at Sydney. The meeting was attended by various stake holders from Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Srilanka, Thailand, China, Australia, Philippines. I had attended the earlier two meetings held at Beijing and Bangkok. I would like to…

Second LED Lighting Conclave held at Hyderabad

In continuation with a commitment made by Electric Lamp & Component Manufacturers Association of India (ELCOMA), the second LED Lighting conclave was held at Hyderabad International Convention Centre from 26th to 28th April 2011. The event was co sponsored by BEE, Ministry of Power and NEDCAP. The first conclave was held at…

Concessions on Led Lighting and Solar Lighting

BUDGET YEAR 2011-12 – Basic customs duty on inputs used in manufacture of solar modules and cells has been waved off. Excise duty on LED bulbs has been halved to 5% while special counter veling duty of 4% has been fully exempted

Union Budget 2011: Prices of LED lights to fall by 10-12%

News item published in Economic Times – Writankar Mukherjee,ET Bureau,Feb 28, 2011, 04.18pm IST Tags: 1. KOLKATA: Prices of energy-efficient LED lights are going to fall by about 10-12% due to the budgetary proposal to reduce excise duty on LED bulbs from 10% to 5% and full exemption on the special CVD…

Railways Initiative To Save Energy By Using CFLs

2011-12 to be ‘Year of Clean Energy’ for railways New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian Railways will observe 2011-12 as the ‘Year of Clean Energy,’ Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee told the Lok Sabha while presenting the railway budget Friday. ‘Railways are always environment friendly and are considered evergreen. It is also the…

Green deal: CFLs to be home delivered in Bangalore

A solution to reduce electricity bills will soon be served to you on your doorstep. Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) employees will be delivering energy-saving Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) at subsidised prices to consumers in a door-to-door drive named Belaku scheme. One CFL will be provided to consumers in exchange for two…

International Seminar On Led Testing & Standards : 04.01.2011 At Mitlra,Pune

The above event is planned to highlight the need of Testing and Standards on LED / SSL. Those who are interested ma contact Dr.Prakash Barjatia at 0970144389 / 09850630326 OR E-mail : dr.prakash.b@hotmail.com.

Global Lighting Industry Announces Major Leadership Role in LED Lighting

Shenzhen 13 October 2010 In order to accelerate the uptake of LED lighting the world’s lighting industry announced to-day an initiative to co-ordinate and promote the technology at a global level. At its 4th Meet-ing in Shenzhen, China, the Global Lighting Forum (GLF) held the inaugural meeting of its LED Working Group….

Govt. of India hastens large penetration of LED lighting in India

Government of India, Ministry of Power has initiated steps to promote LED Lighting in India by adopting various actions planned through a specially appointed Central Institutional Mechanism (CIM). The agenda thus set, paves way for immediate penetration of LED Lighting, specially in the streetlighting sector. BEE and BIS are preparing standards and…