LED has been in the market for long. However, in a developing economy such as that of India, the use of LED lights by the general population is yet to become a popular trend. The Government has stepped up for the task with the latest project aiming towards changing 77 crores light bulbs and 3.5 crores conventional street lights and replacing them with the LED lights.
The mammoth LED task
The plan to change conventional lights with LED is no doubt a welcoming effort. However, given the expanse of the country and the huge population, there is no doubt that this is going to be one mammoth task in front of the Government. The challenge is quite steep, especially with LED lights still costing at least about 10 times that of the conventional lights. It will need proper planning and effective execution to make this a reality and to meet the target by March, 2019.