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LED Light Distribution Program

The purpose of this project is to reduce fossil-fuel-based electricity consumption in Rural households of India. The project plans to replace old and low-efficient incandescent lamps (ICLs) in the rural parts of project area with more energy efficient LED lamps to ultimately reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In the last few years, we have seen a constant growth in fossil-fuel-based electricity requirements in the project area, i.e., India. As per the CEA’s (Central Electricity Authority) load generation balance report for 2020-21, the peak power consumption demand grew by 3.5% when compared to the year 2019-20. Through this project, we plan to reduce fossil-fuel-based electricity consumption by promoting more energy-efficient LED lamps. Currently, the penetration of LED lamps is very low in the rural parts of Madhya Pradesh and another project area where people still prefer using traditional ICLs over LEDs. There are several factors that lead to this, one of the major ones being reluctance to pay the higher upfront cost of buying LEDs when compared with ICLs. Moreover, LED lamps are not easily accessible to consumers in the rural parts of our project area, as there is still a lack of organized distribution infrastructure.

The existing widespread usage of ICLs requires a high amount of energy as they are almost ~6 times lesser energy efficient when compared to LED lamps. An ICL bulb needs 60 watts of power to emit around 700 lumens of light whereas an LED bulb needs just 9 watts to emit the same 700 lumens of light.

Moreover, about 95% of the energy in LEDs is converted into light, and only 5% is wasted as heat. The replacement of ICLs with energy-efficient LED bulbs can scale back energy consumption resulting in a significant reduction in GHG emissions.

Under this first project instance, it is planned that approximately 100,000 LEDs will be distributed to grid-connected households.

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