CFLs made mandatory on tubewells

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Hisar, Jan 9 (UNI) Taking yet another major step for conservation of electricity, the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has decided to make the use of the energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) mandatory on all tubewells in its area.

A spokesman of the DHBVN said here today that the farmers in the DHBVN region comprising of districts Sirsa, Fatehabad, Hisar, Bhiwani, Mahendragarh, Rewari, Gurgaon, Mewat and Faridabad, would be asked to replace all the existing incandescent bulbs installed on the "Kothas" (Rooms) of the two lakh tubewells up to January 31, at their own cost.

With effect from February 1, farmers found using incandescent bulbs on tube well "Kothas" would face immediate disconnection without any notice.

The spokesman said that as per an estimate, total number of traditional bulbs used on tubewells in the area of the DHBVN is about three lakh as there are two bulb points on a tubewell.

Replacement of all of these traditional bulbs would result in saving of about 24 MW power which is sufficient for running 4300 additional tubewells.

DHBVN has already made compulsory the use of CFLs for the applicants seeking new connections of any category and the Government of Haryana has already made use of CFLs or T-5 tube lights in government buildings mandatory.

Use of energy efficient lighting system is mandatory for all industrial units and commercial complexes having more than five KW load.

Under their campaign for replacing the traditional power guzzler yellow bulbs with CFLs, the DHBVN officials have shifted about 600 villages on cent per cent CFLs, he said.

The spokesman said that Energy efficiency labels and standards for appliances, equipments and lighting also offer a huge opportunity to improve efficiency and energy labels empower consumers to informed-choices about the products that would lead to conservation of electricity.

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