New Delhi: The central government will distribute 20 watt LED tubelights at Rs 230 per unit to consumers through Energy Efficient Services Ltd (EESL) said Power minister Piyush Goyal in Parliament on Monday.
While the present market price of such LED tubelights ranges between Rs 700 – 800 per unit, the state run EESL. But the government has decided to provide it with discount rate. Consumers would get these lights without any subsidy and at one-fourth of the market price Goyal said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
These tubelights would be provided under UJALA scheme and have a technical warranty of three years. Notably, now under this scheme 9 W LED bulbs are already being provided at Rs 65.
Each LED bulb helps a consumer save anywhere between Rs 160 to Rs 400 every year and has a life expectancy of 25,000 hours, thus making the cost recovery less than a year.