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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Two villages in Nalgonda get LED streetlights


Hyderabad: Pagidipally and Vangapalli gram panchayats in Nalgonda district will become the first villages in the country to have LED (light emitting diode) for streetlighting. The pilot project is being launched by the Central Power Distribution Company Limited (CPDCL) on Monday.
This campaign is fully funded by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), a government of India Agency. Under this campaign, it was proposed to convert existing incandescent lights in streets as well as households into LED lights. The project is estimated to cost Rs 15 lakh and would save 50,000 units of power per year. It would also reduce
emission of 40,000 kgs of carbon.
According to CPDCL, the LED lights would help in saving 80 per cent of power consumption and only 20 per cent is lost as heat. They also ensure brighter light and better visibility, and have a minimum of three years life span against one year for the existing ones.
The technology for this project is being supplied by Thrive Energy Technologies. Pagidipally village has 250 households and recently, BEE and and NEDCAP selected this village for installation of 63 standalone street lights and 360 AC 8 watt LED bulbs. The project will be launched by Deepak Gupta, secretary to government of India, ministry of new and renewable energy sources and T L Sankar director.


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