According to reports, health and environment hazards from the use of kerosene lights in rural India is set to be history.
Luminous Power Technologies, the New Delhi-based inverter and industrial batteries manufacturer, has launched India’s first light emitting diode (LED)-based solar lights.
LED technology is more energy-efficient for lights, compared to the conventional incandescent bulbs. The LED lighting market in India is expected to grow to over Rs 2,000 crore by 2015, compared with Rs 225 crore last year.
The low-cost lighting product for rural homes running on solar power marks Luminous Technologies’ entry into the renewable energy space. The light offered by the product is comparable to that of a 11-watt compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) bulb. It is designed to provide light for a time period ranging between 11 and 102 hours.
“We are confident the new solar lighting solution would allow rural India to access lighting and replace kerosene with portable LED lights. This product offers various benefits, including reduced air pollution, safety from kerosene lighting-led accidents, cost effectiveness and higher income to skilled labourers,” said Managing Director, Manish Pant.