According to reports, Luminous Power Technologies Limited, provider of power backup solutions for home, commercial, telecom towers & renewable energy systems has launched LED (light emitting diode) based Solar Lighting Solution, a low cost solution for rural home lighting requirements.
The low cost solution is the first in the series of new offerings from the house of Luminous Power Technologies in the renewable energy genre. The energy efficient LED based design of this new product with a single light output is at par with 11 watts CFL. The equipment can provide light output ranging between 11 to 12 hrs.
“With the growing economy and industrial revolution, the booming demand of electricity has raised the voice for the need to opt more and more renewable energy technologies,” said Manish Pant,Managing Director, Luminous Power Technologies.
As per National Sample Service Office statistics, about 39% of households in rural India still use kerosene to meet their lighting requirements. Kerosene lamps generally provide poor quality light; produce greenhouse gas emissions and most importantly, have significant health and safety hazards associated with them. Thus the need for an alternative solution for rural lighting arises.
In India around 95,000 villages are still not connected to the power grid. Out of these, approximately 18,000 villages are unlikely to ever have access to the national grid due to their remote location.
Around 62 million rural households depend upon kerosene to meet their day-to-day lighting needs.
“We are confident that our new solar lighting solution will allow rural India to access lighting and hereby replacing kerosene with the portable Luminous LED lights. This unique product range offers a wide array of benefits including reduced air pollution, improved studying conditions for children, safety from kerosene lighting led accidents, cost effectiveness, generating more work capacity and potentially higher income by offering night work opportunity to skilled labourers with a better light source”, Pant added.