Use of CFLs on the rise among agri/industrial consumers

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Chandigarh, Mar 5 (UNI) The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) today claimed that about 80 per cent agriculture and industrial consumers in its area have switched over to the use of Compact Florescent lamps (CFLs), T-5 tubes and other energy efficient lighting system.

A Nigam spokesman said on persistent demand of the consumers, the DHBVN had decided to extend the mandatory deadlinwe for replacing all power guzzler incandescent bulbs with energy efficient lighting system from February 29 to March 31.

For conservation of electricity, the DHBVN had asked the consumers with effect from January one to stop the use of power guzzler incandescent bulbs on rooms of all tubewells and in all low tension (LT) and high tension (HT) industries and factories and their residential colonies, hospitals, street lighting, staff quarters etc.

It is 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 its area comprising Sirsa, Fatehabad, Hisar, Bhiwani, Mahendragarh, Rewari, Gurgaon, Mewat and Faridabad.

The agriculture and industrial consumers were being persuaded to replace all the existing incandescent bulbs at their cost.

He said that as per an estimate, total number of lighting points on all the two lakh tubewells and 42,000 LT and HT industries in the area of the DHBVN was about 12 lakh.

Replacement of all of the traditional yellow bulbs and T-12 tubelights would result in saving of about 60 MW power.

As per feed back received from the field officers, about 10 lakh power guzzler equipments have already been replaced with energy efficient equipment by the farmers and industrial consumers in the area of DHBVN.

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