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Types of tubelights available in Indian Market and their power consumption

By on April 26, 2018
Types of tubelights available in Indian Market and their power consumption
Tubelights have been one of the most common form of luminaire used at most houses in India. Since the advent of CFLs, although they have lost some popularity, but CFLs are not a replacement of tubelights as we have highlighted in our article: Are CFLs replacements for Tube lights? There are some types of tubelights that can offer more lumens (or brightness) per watt as compared to CFLs. The infographic below

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Life and performance of CFLs and Fluorescent Tube lights depends on ambient or room temperature

By on April 26, 2018
Life and performance of CFLs and Fluorescent Tube lights depends on ambient or room temperature
While setting up our house we bought 4 T5 tube lights for 4 rooms: living room, 2 bedrooms and one kitchen. The lights did well for the first year, but after the first year the one in the kitchen conked off. The other 3 went on well for next 2 years. My first reaction was that there might be a manufacturing defect in the one tube light. I replaced it with a CFL but that also went off soon. That made us think: why is it happening only in the kitchen. Many a times when

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Street lighting and General Illumination options for residential complexes: HPSV, LED, Fluorescent and Solar

By on April 26, 2018
Street lighting and General Illumination options for residential complexes: HPSV, LED, Fluorescent and Solar
Street lighting and general illumination is very important for security in all residential complexes. Parking lots and pathways should be lit uniformly as it provides a sense of security. Although lighting may be a small portion of a residential complex’s electricity bills but it is a very important aspect for the well being of the residents. Lately with rising electricity bills, management committees of various residential complexes have started thinking about various

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Bachat Lamp Yojana (BLY) – a scheme by BEE to promote energy efficient lighting

By on April 26, 2018
Bachat Lamp Yojana (BLY) – a scheme by BEE to promote energy efficient lighting
We all know that CFLs are great electricity savers and as compared to Incandescent bulbs they consume lot less energy and give out the same amount of light. But as compared to incandescent, CFLs are costly. The cost deters a lot of people from buying energy efficient CFL. To tackle this problem, BEE has launched a scheme called Bachat Lamp Yojna (BLY) to distribute quality long life CFLs in exchange of an incandescent lamp at Rs 15 to residential consumers. With this

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LED light bulbs buying guide

By on June 28, 2018
LED light bulbs buying guide
LED is the latest buzzword in the lighting industry. Looking at the way things are moving, LEDs surely look to revolutionize the lighting market in future. Small bulbs that were used as power indicators for appliances, look to light up the whole living space now. Technology improvements have made LEDs useful for home and office and have also made them much affordable now (still expensive as compare to CFLs or incandescent bulbs). Several manufacturers have come out

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CFL Bulbs and Fluorescent Tubes buying guide

By on April 26, 2018
CFL Bulbs and Fluorescent Tubes buying guide
In our previous post on task-based lighting, we showed that a watt is not the right measure for brightness and we should use lumens instead. We then went around the shops in our area and then carried out online market survey to find out different types of CFLs and Fluorescent tubes available in the market in India, and give our readers some comparative figures to help

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How much lighting is good lighting for a room?

By on June 28, 2018
How much lighting is good lighting for a room?
Good lighting enhances the beauty of a room. Some people take good care of lighting while furnishing a room and some just put a tube-light or a bulb here and there to just light up a room. But have you ever thought how much lighting is good lighting for a room? Have you ever analyzed if you have less light or more light in a room, or are you wasting electricity by putting extra lights? With this article we just want to provide some guidelines to setting up lighting

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Are CFLs replacements for Tube lights?

By on April 26, 2018
Are CFLs replacements for Tube lights?
We have all known that CFLs are great electricity savers as compared to incandescent bulbs. Years of campaign and successful marketing by the government have led to good penetration of CFLs in Indian market, which is great. Although it is good that we have adopted CFLs so well, but CFLs were supposed to be replacement of incandescent bulbs. Are you using it to replace tubelights? Fluorescent Lamp Technology Both CFLs

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NDPL Online Electricity Bill Payment

By on November 20, 2015
Paying electricity bills online is the easiest way to avoid standing in queues for electricity bill payment. Most states in India now have online bill payment and all utilities in Delhi have multiple avenues to make payments of electricity bills online. There are multiple ways of making online payment for NDPL. Based on convenience and ease of use people can choose

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Online Electricity Bill Calculator – For all states in India

By on July 16, 2018
Online Electricity Bill Calculator – For all states in India
For most of us, electricity bill is needed just to check the final amount and make the payment. We at Bijli Bachao asked a lot of our acquaintances about how much they understand their electricity bills, and we found hardly a handful who did understand it. And in spite of understanding the bills, not many knew how much they are spending per unit (or 1 kWh) of electricity. It is very important to know the per-unit cost of electricity

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