India is actively embracing LED, more than 300 million bulbs have been distributed

A few days ago, the 2018 India International LED Lighting Exhibition (LED EXPO 2018) was held in New Delhi, India, involving residential lighting, commercial lighting, landscape lighting, etc. This year's exhibition mainly focuses on energy efficiency, smart lighting solutions and equipment.

At the opening ceremony, Shri Venkatesh Dwivedi, general manager of Energy Efficiency Service Company (EESL), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Electricity of India, talked about the current progress of LEDs in India.

He said that under the UJALA initiative ("Replace all low-efficiency light bulbs with high-efficiency LED light bulbs"), more than 300 million light bulbs have been distributed to Indian consumers, and by June 2019, it is estimated that there will be nearly 14 million city-local institutions across India Street lights are replaced by high-efficiency LED lights. Another 20 million street lights are also likely to be replaced with LEDs.

Regarding the plans and steps for building a "smart nation" in India, he also announced, "The next step will be smart lighting systems, which will help us provide 5-10% energy efficiency. The government plans to roll out smart meters across the country. Already in 4 10 million smart meters have been procured in each state. As part of the smart city concept, smart meters and smart lights complement each other and help us provide various other services.”