Use of incandescent bulbs banned in industries

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Chandigarh, Jan 12 (UNI) For conservation of electricity, the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has decided to ban the use of power guzzler incandescent bulbs in all low tension (LT) and high tension (HT) industries and factories.

Such a ban had also been imposed on the residential colonies, hospitals, street lighting and staff quarters of these industries and factories, a DHBVN spokesman said.

It was now mandatory to use the energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), T-5 tube lights, LEDs or induction bulbs in the premises of all such consumers in DHBVN area comprising Sirsa, Fatehabad, Hisar, Bhiwani, Mahendragarh, Rewari, Gurgaon, Mewat and Faridabad districts.

The spokesman said the industrial consumers would be asked to replace all the existing incandescent bulbs up to January 31, 2008 at their cost.

With effect from 1st February, 2008, any industry found using incandescent bulbs would face immediate disconnection without any notice.

He said that as per an estimate, total number of lighting points in all the 42,000 LT and HT industries in the area of the DHBVN was about eight lakh. Replacement of all of the traditional yellow bulbs and T-12 tubelights would result in saving of about 48 MW power.

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