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Surge protector: What are they? What to look for while buying one?

By on June 23, 2018
Surge protector: What are they? What to look for while buying one?
Many people complain that their television or electronic appliance got “burnt” as the voltage shot up suddenly. By saying “burnt” they obviously don't mean that it was caught up in flames, but they refer to a very common phenomenon of an appliance becoming non-functional all of a sudden due to a drastic fluctuation in the incoming voltage. When the voltage increases abruptly to a very high value for a very short span of time, it is referred to as voltage surges.

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Impact of Brightness and Volume on Television / Computer / Audio System electricity consumption

By on April 22, 2016
Impact of Brightness and Volume on Television / Computer / Audio System electricity consumption
Entertainment systems are all about pleasing your senses. Watching TV or listening to an audio system not only stimulates your brain but also impact your eyes and ears. Over the years the brightness of TVs have increased to provide extra simulation to the eyes. People are getting attracted by bright television displays in electronic stores and thus manufacturers have steadily increased the brightness of TVs. And not just that, in general the newer generations have

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Best Induction Cooker/Cooktop/Stove in India

By on September 17, 2018
Best Induction Cooker/Cooktop/Stove in India
When it comes to taking a step forward in technology that changes the traditional methods of doing a specific task, people think a lot. Here the specific task is cooking, the traditional method is using a gas stove, and the step is to start using an induction cooker. There are a lot of questions when it comes to using an induction cooker, which makes it difficult for people to take a step ahead. We at Bijli Bachao are here to answer them and help people get rid of

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Energy Star Qualified Laptops and Desktops; and their electricity consumption comparison

By on April 22, 2016
Energy Star Qualified Laptops and Desktops; and their electricity consumption comparison
We may talk about energy efficiency, we may research about latest trends in non-conventional energy sources, we may even implement these ideas based on our Google research. Bijli Bachao is one such effort to provide information in this field and we thank our readers for their support that encourages us to continue our efforts. But, one question we would like to ask is that how many of us have given a thought to the fact that the device through which we Google and through

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Buying Guide & Best Voltage Stabilizers in India

By on September 27, 2018
Buying Guide & Best Voltage Stabilizers in India
Power supply is erratic at most places in India, with voltage fluctuating in both directions (up and down) at many places frequently. These voltage fluctuations can damage appliances, there by causing them to end much before their normal useful life. When voltage goes down, electric current in the appliance increase, which can result in burning of the appliance. Voltage Stabilizers have thus found place in many homes and offices in India. In this article we will talk

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Microwave Ovens: Science behind it; comparison with gas stove; and some myths/realties

By on April 22, 2016
Microwave Ovens: Science behind it; comparison with gas stove; and some myths/realties
Microwave ovens are there in Indian market since quite some time, but it is only in the last few years that they have caught the fancy of Indian kitchen. We at Bijli Bachao get several requests asking for suggestions for buying microwave ovens and thus we picked it up as a topic to research about. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency in India currently does not have any star rating or standards for Energy Efficiency of Microwave Ovens and thus none of the microwave models

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Use right detergents with washing machine for efficient use

By on April 29, 2015
Use right detergents with washing machine for efficient use
While buying a washing machine, we always try to buy the best that we can. Many people also think of buying the most efficient washing machine. But it’s not just the washing machine that matters; even the detergent that we use with the washing machine that drives the efficiency of the washing machine. With improvements in technology for washing machines, even the formulations and chemicals for detergents are changing so that they match the requirements of new technologies.

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Washing Machine Buying Guide and Top Models/Brands in India

By on October 15, 2018
Washing Machine Buying Guide and Top Models/Brands in India
These days when we go out in the market to buy any appliance, we are loaded with options. Finding the right one that fits our need and is also efficient may be challenging. Washing machines are no different. We at Bijli Bachao got several messages in the past from readers asking for ideas on buying a washing machine and this was a long pending item we had in our mind to write about. The intent of this article is to provide you list of "Best Washing Machines

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Best LED TV in India (Smart and Non Smart) by Size

By on October 12, 2018
Best LED TV in India (Smart and Non Smart) by Size
One thing that always attracts us when we enter any electronics store is the sight of flashing TVs. TVs with eclectic mix of size and brand are positioned inside a showroom to grab eyeballs of the passerby. More advanced the technology, more is the crowd around a particular model. Upon doing our thorough research on best TV in India, we discovered what consumer look for while buying a TV. Size, technology and price

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Inverter/UPS models and their energy efficiencies in India

By on April 22, 2016
Inverter/UPS models and their energy efficiencies in India
Twenty-four hour power supply is a rarity in India. There are very few places in the country that can boast of having continuous supply of power. All this has resulted in growth of Inverters, UPS and DG sets industry in India. Although there are many branded models of inverters/ups available in the country, there are many people who still go for cheap/unbranded models that can significantly increase electricity bills. The efficiency of inverters/ups is not even considered

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