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Top 8 things to save money and electricity at home and offices in 2014

By on January 25, 2014
Top 8 things to save money and electricity at home and offices in 2014
2014 has arrived, and just like at the beginning of every new year, people make resolutions for the new year. If in this new year, you want to save electricity and also some money, then do check out the infographic below to see some quick tips to do so. We have arrived at these tips by analyzing some of the most common mistakes that people did in 2013 (based on the response we collected at Bijli Bachao) and also on the latest energy efficient technologies that came

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Guest Article: Using time switches as power saver for air conditioner and deep freezer

By on April 22, 2016
Guest Article: Using time switches as power saver for air conditioner and deep freezer
At Bijli Bachao our aim is to help people save electricity, and to do this, we not only provide tips to use appliances, but we also try to find new products/ideas/technologies that can help. In this process we keep meeting individuals/companies that are doing interesting work in this area. During one such meet recently, we met Mr Sudhir Shah from Mumbai, who till few years back was working as Electrical contractor for big companies, but then left that work to start

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Light Meter App on mobile phone: easy way to optimize room lighting and save electricity

By on April 26, 2018
Light Meter App on mobile phone: easy way to optimize room lighting and save electricity
One of the biggest challenges while setting up lights in a room is to understand how much lighting is good lighting. People end up putting multiple CFLs, Tube lights, down-lighters, which at times is more than required and also consume electricity more than what is needed. In a previous post on Task Based Lighting we had discussed about the amount of light required in

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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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Refrigerator Usage Tips

By on April 19, 2015
Refrigerator Usage Tips
Electricity consumption of refrigerator depends a lot on the way it is used. Although BEE star rating of refrigerator is done on the basis of annual electricity consumption, but the numbers on BEE star ratings are in test conditions. The actual electricity consumption depends on the usage of the refrigerator and can go up to double of what is mentioned on the BEE star rating, if the refrigerator is not used properly. The infographic below lists few key things that should be taken care of while using

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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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Top 10 ideas for saving petrol/fuel in your car/vehicle

By on April 22, 2016
Top 10 ideas for saving petrol/fuel in your car/vehicle
There was a time not long time ago when the prices of petrol/fuel were quite reasonable. The prices of all kinds of fuel: petrol, diesel, etc have skyrocketed in last few years. A recent ad on TV by a car company had a dialogue: “Kitna deti hai” (how much does it give), summed up the preference that most people in India have. No wonder fuel efficiency is one of the primary factors that influences buying decision of most Indians. But still the rising cost of fuel

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Save LPG used by cook stoves: Make sure your gas burners burn blue for higher fuel efficiency

By on April 22, 2016
Save LPG used by cook stoves: Make sure your gas burners burn blue for higher fuel efficiency
Although induction cooktops are gaining popularity, but traditional old gas stoves are still the most used cooking appliance in households. At Bijli Bachao, we profess saving energy, and although our name gives a feeling of saving electricity, but saving other sources of energy are as dear to us. LPG and PNG are the most common fuel used for cooking on gas stoves in India, and saving them is as important as saving electricity. Although there are several things that

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Tips to buy LED Light Bulbs

By on January 21, 2014
Tips to buy LED Light Bulbs
LEDs are the latest "in thing" in lighting technologies. They are energy efficient, long lasting, compact and the greenest technology available in the market. There is lot of enthusiasm amongst people to buy LEDs for their houses, but there are certain things that one need to know and take care before buying LEDs. The infographic below shows certain important things that one should look at before buying LED bulb:

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Time Switches: easy automatic way to switch on and off appliances and save electricity

By on April 22, 2016
Time Switches: easy automatic way to switch on and off appliances and save electricity
We all know that switching off appliances from the mains is one of the best way to save electricity. Still, at times we encounter situations where doing the same is either a hassle or is difficult. Running an AC all night will consume a lot of electricity and will also make the room quite cool, but getting up in the middle of the night to switch off is a hassle. A switched on TV/DTH-DVR system will consume quite a lot of electricity,

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