‘Prakash Path’ – ‘Way to Light’ – The National LED Program, Advantages and Highlights

Mukesh Jindal
Written by Mukesh Jindal

In a huge step towards conserving the environment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the Prakash Path (Way to Light). The national program base on Home and Street Lighting. The aim of the scheme to replace the conventional bulbs and conventional streetlights with the LED lights. As per the survey conducted in the year 2015, 16 the change in the lights will lead to the saving of  INR. 45,500 by reducing the use of electricity by 21,500 MW.  Saving of 7000 units of energy as if every bulb would replace with the LED lights.

Prakash Path scheme

To meet the increasing demand for LED bulbs the Manufacturers of LED bulbs urges to increase the production of more LED bulbs.

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National LED Program Features

The Led Program launched on the 5th of January 2015. The major feature is that it will work on the Domestic Efficient Lighting Program and the  Street Lighting National Program. It will focus to control the emission of CO2 gas by installing the LED bulbs and Street Lights

  • The National LED program will reduce the emission intensity by Gross Domestic Product by 33 to 35 percent up to the year 2030 under the Intended NationallyDtermined Contribution.
  • The LED bulbs are not manufactured in India their parts are imported from other countries and assembled in India.
  • The government aims is to stick to the make in India program and the manufacturing of the LED lights should be done in India.
  • As per the Budget announced in the year 2015 -16 the slashed the import duty of excise from 12% to 6 %.

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Highlights of the LED program

Check the highlights of the LED Program launched by the government. It is mainly for the common public to use LED lights.

  • The LED Program has lead to the distribution of the LED bulbs from March 2015.
  • The installation of the LED bulbs would be done in the domestic and street-lighting areas by the end of March 2016.
  • The LED bulbs will be given at the payment of Rs. 10 initially and rest of the balance Rs.120 will be taken from the electricity bill.
  • So the cost of one LED would be Rs.130/- as the current price of LED in a market is Rs. 350 to Rs.600.
  • The LED bulbs have a Warranty of 3 years.
  • The result of the annual savings of energy by about 24 crore units every year.

Advantages of LED Lights

LED is a light-emitting diode. It is an electronic component which combines together to make a lamp or bulb. Using LED Lights has the following advantages.

  • They are Energy Efficient.
  • Consumes 90% less power as to the other incandescent bulbs.
  • Lesser emission of the CO2.
  • Reduces power cost.
  • Have a long life. Each bulb can work for more than 20 years.
  • The use the LED lights saves the Power and Money.
  • Easy maintenance and replacement.

Prakash Path scheme Implementation

The initiative of the government to spread the message for the conversation of the energy. The LED-based lights would help to reduce the consumption of electricity.

The LED bulbs are also preferable as they have a long life which is almost 50 times more than that of ordinary bulbs, and 8-10 times more than CFLs. The energy provided by the LED will lead to saving cost and energy. The bulbs will be made available to the common people. So that they can easily access the LED Lights.

 Other Programs launched

The other schemes or the programs launched for the LED bulb distribution are mentioned below:

Domestic Efficient Lighting Program (DELP)

  • The Prime Minister of India has also launched the web system which will enable the consumers in Delhi to get the Request to get the LED bulb under the  Domestic Efficient Lighting Program either by visiting the official portal of eeslindia.org or by SMS Service.

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About the author

Mukesh Jindal

Mukesh Jindal

My name is Mukesh Jindal, and I am from New Delhi, India. I am an engineer by profession. I am employed by an IT company in which I work. My topics of interest include technology, mobile, and apps.

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