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T5 fluorescent tube light fittings – options available in the market

By on April 26, 2018
T5 fluorescent tube light fittings – options available in the market
We at Bijli Bachao are big proponents of T5 fluorescent tubelights. Of all the lighting options that are available in the market currently, T5 tubes provide the best “bang for the buck” or value for money. Their output (brightness) per watts is much more than that of CFLs and they are quite cheap as compared to LED luminaires. On top of that they have decent life. Because of all these benefits, we have always been recommending using T5 tube lights to everyone.

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Innovative lighting solution that works without electricity

By on August 26, 2015
Innovative lighting solution that works without electricity
Being an engineer my mind always thinks of using science to solve practical problems. And when I used to think about lighting, I always used to think: why don’t we effectively use sunlight to light a room during the daytime? Why do we have to use electricity? When we were kids, while playing we used to use mirrors to reflect light on to each other. When I grew up I used to think of using such simple concepts to harness sun light to light a room during the day. And

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Solar Lantern with LED bulbs ideal for emergency lights during power cuts

By on April 26, 2018
Solar Lantern with LED bulbs ideal for emergency lights during power cuts
Power cuts is not a recent phenomenon but something that we have been seeing for many years in our country. There are many places in the country that receive electricity only for a few hours in a day, and then there are some that do not get electricity at all. In many parts of the country, kerosene is still used as fuel to generate light during emergency. Burning of kerosene not only causes air pollution but also has potential to cause a lot of disastrous health effects.

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Excessive Lighting can cause Light Pollution

By on April 26, 2018
Excessive Lighting can cause Light Pollution
On our recent visit to a mall we were impressed to see that most of the lighting in the parking was done using energy efficient T5 tubelights. But our happiness vanished soon when we realized that there were so many tubelights placed so close to each other that there was excessive lighting. We felt that the benefits of efficient option were offset by improper use of the same. The incident made us think, is there something called light pollution? And to our surprise

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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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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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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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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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Energy Efficient Lights – use CFLs, T5s and LEDs

By on June 28, 2018
Energy Efficient Lights – use CFLs, T5s and LEDs
Lighting consumption constitutes about 30% of residential consumption as per a study by Ministry of Environment and Forest in India. Its contribution in your electricity bill may vary from 10-20% depending on your total bill. Although it may not be a major contributor in the electricity bill, the energy efficient options are fairly simpler to implement and provide higher

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