LEDs are affordable now, offer energy savings of more than 80%
The lighting landscape in India is changing fast with the wide acceptance of LEDs as the first choice across various fields and applications. With LEDs offering an array of advantages including energy savings, longevity and greater design flexibility, lighting has moved from necessity to a lifestyle requirement in the present day. Earlier, the LED adoption rate was quite slow owing to high initial costs but increasing popularity of LED lighting and Indian government plans to make it mainstream have led to significant reduction in costs. Various programmes and projects have been launched by the government in the last couple of years to reduce pricing of LED lighting and promote its installation at different levels.
As the demand increases and the manufacturing technology continues to advance, we should expect LED lighting to become even more affordable in the coming years. Considering the increasing demand, government’s energy efficiency push and changing consumer preferences, we will soon see LEDs getting complete acceptance in urban as well as rural India.
More Light…More Savings!!
Lighting alone accounts for a major chunk of the household monthly electricity bills which makes a good reason for homeowners to switch to energy-efficient LEDs. Offering more than 80% energy savings when compared to conventional lighting, LEDs are fast becoming a preferred choice for home lighting in India. Since an LED lightbulb usually enjoys a lifespan of 25,000 hours or more, it lasts much longer than a traditional bulb. Unlike incandescent bulbs that emit yellowish hue only, LEDs are available in a range of colours, thereby offering more options to create stylish lighting for different parts of your home.
Quick tips for buying LED lighting fixtures
- Quality is the foremost priority, which is determined by the design of the fixture, illumination, long life, thermal management and cost.
- It is important to check the efficiency of the fixture i.e. Lumens per watt.
- Ensure that the LED chip used in the fixture is of high quality.
- Check for the reliability of the lighting solution, which you can determine by usage in hours.
- One should also ensure that the lighting fixture is easy to install and has the capability to retrofit.
Orient Electric offers a diverse selection of highly efficient, cost effective and durable LED lighting products covering the consumer and professional lighting segments including modern office and industrial segments. It also offers outdoor lighting solutions covering street lighting, floodlighting and landscape lighting applications. All the products in Orient Electric’s LED lighting range are competitively priced and provide true value for money.
If you are still using incandescent lamps or CFLs, now’s the right time to make the switch to cost-effective and energy-efficient LEDs.