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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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Comparing LED Lights with fluorescent lights

By on June 28, 2018
Comparing LED Lights with fluorescent lights
All through our website, we have mentioned the benefits of fluorescent lights and especially those of T5 tubelights. Although we have given some details about LED lights, but have not promoted it extensively, and therefore we recently got a question from one of our reader: “How you would compare LED tubelights versus the T5 ones. Would you still recommend using T5 as compared to LED?” This made us think that we may have shown some bias towards fluorescent lights.

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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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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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Tata Power Online Bill Payment and Customer Portal provides offers to save electricity

By on August 27, 2015
Tata Power, one of the three electricity providers in the city of Mumbai provides offers on various electricity saving appliances as part of their DSM (Demand Side Management) program on their customer and online bill payment portal. Many people use the portal to make online bill payment, but a quick look at energy saving option in the list of menu options can take one to discounts and benefits that Tata Power provides to it’s customers.

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Interior Decoration for saving electricity

By on April 26, 2018
Interior Decoration for saving electricity
It’s a common perception that electricity can be saved only by choosing the right appliances and making sure that they are operated right. Rarely do people think about having interior decoration done right to save electricity. There are several things that people can do right to save electricity by decorating their room right. Choosing the right colours: Not many people know that colour of the room can help save electricity. Right colours for the room not just impacts the

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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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