Industry News

LEDs Brighten Future of Commercial, Residential Lighting Industries

Environmentally friendly and longer lasting than filament bulbs, LEDs are slowly emerging as the popular alternative for everything from recessed great room lighting to traffic signals and billboards, according to “Commercial Lighting in the U.S.” and “Residential Lighting in the U.S.,” two new reports from market research publisher Specialists in Business Information…

Lights Museum and Energy Centre to be set up soon

Karnataka Government in support from KPTCL, USAID and ELCOMA have decided to put up a Lights Museum and Energy Centre at Bangalore. The Karnataka Government has already alotted land near Whitefield. The centre will have two campuses, the another being at Mysore. The news item covered by The Hindu as given below,…

Excise on CFL Reducted to 8%

As per the demand of the Lighting Industry and the representation made by ELCOMA with The Finance Ministry with the support of Ministry of Power and Ministry of Industry, the government has redudced the excise on CFL from present 16% to 8%. The news has been very well accepted by the Lighting…

IEC Celebrates the Electric Century

The International Electrotechnical Commission has completed 100 years of service to the Global Lighting Industry. Started in 1806 by Colonel REB Crompton when during presentation of his paper on Standardization at International Electrical Congress in 1904, he was asked to form an International Electrotechnical Commission. Read complete story at http://www.iec.ch/100years/

ELCOMA Creates EE Awareness Program

On 15th September 2006, Elcoma launched Awareness Program on Energy Efficient Lighting. Minister, Power, Shri Sushilkumar Shinde personally inaugurated the program by Lighting a string of CFL Lamps. Mr. R. V. Shahi, Secretary and Mr, U.N. Panjiar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power, graced the ocassion. Under the awareness program, Elcoma members will…

CCFL LIGHT BULB for General Lighting

CCFL, the Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp is the future for General Lighting. The lamp uses Cold Cathode unlike hot cathode for CFL. The advantage is that it can be flashed thousands of million times without shortening the life of the lamp. It is fitted in the GLS shells and therefore can be…

LEDs are future of Lighting

LIGHTING accounts for around 18% of India’s electricity consumption. Increasing of the energy efficiency of lighting is one way to make enormous savings on both power generation and the investment required to light up the lights of the 44% of Indians who still rely on the flickering flame of the kerosene lamps…

International Harmonisation of Energy Efficiency Standards

The 6th International Conference on Energy Efficient Lighting was held at Shanghai, China from 9th to 11th May 2005 which was attended by Shyam Sujan, Secretary General of ELCOMA. Mr. Sujan was sponsored by ISPQ, Europe in support from International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC). The conference was aimed at bringing in…

Electric Lighting Fittings De-reserved

Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry vide Gazette of India dated 28th March 2005, has de-reserved several electrical items, which till now were reserved for manufacture by Small Scale Industry only. These items are: 1. Electric Light Fittings & Reflectors 2. miniature Vacuum bulbs – excluding auto bulbs 3. Torch…

Lighting Certification Test Date Set for November

The National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) has set its annual exam date for Saturday, November 5. The NCQLP has established a certification process by which practitioners in lighting and related fields, through testing, demonstrate their knowledge and experience across the lighting professions. The four-hour test is based on…