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After successfully testing 101 LED bulbs in the ChhotiJawaddi road, the Indian government is planning to switch to LEDs for 13,000 more light posts. Following the successful testing of 101 LED lights on ChhotiJawaddi road, near ShaheedKarnail Singh Nagar for around two months and comparison of electricity bills of sodium bulbs and LED lights, Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is going to install LED lights at 13,000 light points across the city. The pilot project is being carried out by Energy Efficiency Services Limited, New Delhi, a consultancy firm in associated with Ministry of Power, Government of India which will now prepare a detailed project report. MC installed LED lights of 30 watts and 60 watts each in place of sodium bulbs of 70 watts and 150 watts on ChhotiJawaddi road and after a 45-day study it has found that the LED lights were ‘satisfactory’. MC also reached the conclusion that LED lights save 47-50 per cent of street light power bills. More on the story at Indian Express.Com


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