In an attempt to save 500 MW of power a year by encouraging use of LED bulbs in all the 23 lakh households in the city, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has opened 27 outlets to sell LED bulbs, tubelights as well as fans.
The outlets have received good response from people. As many as 12,500 LED bulbs, 520 fans and another 2,000 tubelights were sold in the first four days.
While a 9-watt LED bulb is being sold at Rs. 70, a tubelights comes at Rs. 230 and a fan for rs. 1.150 per unit. LED bulbs and lights use about 40% less power than other conventional lights.
If a family uses four bulbs, two tubelights and two fans, it will consume only 126 watts in a a month. This will save money for the general public and also reduce the cost of power generation as every megawatt of power cost about Rs. 7 crore to produce. “GHMC mayor Bonthu Rammohan told.
The Bulbs are being supplied by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), which is a joint venture public sector undertaking of Union ministry of power at a subsidized rate under the nation wide Ujala Scheme.
The mayor said the LED buls were being sold at a cheaper rate for promote their use and the municipal corporation had taken up an awareness campaign in various municipal wards.
The EESL will come up with air conditioners with a five star rating very soon which consume 20% to 30% less power than the existing five star rated air conditioner, Ram Mohan added.
Meanwhile GHMC commissioner B Janardhan Reddy held a meeting with representatives of EESL and traffic police in installing LED street lights in the city. He said all the 4.12 Lakhs street lights would be replaced by LED lights in the next three months LED lights would reduce power consumer by 55% he added.
NOTE: LED BULBS ARE DISTRIBUTED AT GHMC COMMUNITY HALLS AND TS ELECTRICITY DIVISIONAL AND SUB DIVISIONAL OFFICES. PLS. CHECK AT THESE PLACES IN YOUR AREA.