consumers paying rs 80-90 per led bulb, not rs 50 as claimed by pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a speech on Independence Day that energy prices
With government intervention, efficient LED bulbs dropped from Rs 350 to Rs 50.
But it turns out that the actual price of the LED bulb is 60-
Depending on the country of purchase, 80 per cent higher than 50 rupees.
\"People who are engaged in LED technology research invented a light bulb for the benefit of ordinary people.
LED bulbs are expensive and used to cost Rs 350 per bulb.
The government has considered who will buy these expensive bulbs.
If LED bulbs can change life in India, change the environment in India and improve the economy, then it is necessary to work in this direction, Modi said in a speech to the country from the walls of Red Fort.
\"There are things in the system of government operations that the government should not intervene, but it should indeed.
Where intervention is needed, it does not require intervention.
\"We are trying to change this working culture . . . . . . I want to ask where the money is spent . \".
According to LED manufacturers, the main reasons for the decline in prices are lower technical costs, increased competition and heavy purchases. The ex-
The factory price of these bulbs is Rs 50.
After including consumption tax, shipping and distribution costs, the price of each LED bulb is Rs 80
An executive at an LED manufacturer said.
When asked about Saurabh Kumar, general manager of Energy Efficiency Services Limited, he said, \"The speech should be explained correctly.
The cost of LED bulbs has dropped sharply due to transparency and governance;
This is the purpose of the prime minister\'s speech.
Two years ago, the purchase cost per LED bulb was RS 310.
According to Kumar, EESL has purchased 0. 18 billion bulbs and prices have fallen due to the increase in quantity.
About 50 million bulbs were purchased in Rs 50.
EESL 50 each.
The bid for another 50 million bulbs is being finalized and prices are expected to fall further, but not too much.
There are five to six companies worldwide.
Circuit chip or lumen.
The chips were mainly imported, after which they added about 80 value to India.
Companies like Surya Roshini, Philips, Orient and Osram are in this market.
Kumar also stressed that the failure rate of LED bulbs is only 0. 3 per cent. “Earlier, a 7-
The Watt lights are 85-Watt efficiency. A 9-
Watt lights are now 100-Watt efficiency.
However, prices have fallen, \"he said.
LED bulbs were distributed under the Ujala program of the NDA government.
The programme includes 17 states and 4 coalition territories.
According to EESL, 400,000 bulbs are distributed every day.
The use of these bulbs is expected to save 3,900 megawatts of electricity and 7,990 rupees per year (Rs 79. 9 billion).