Recently, the Indian Power Minister said that by replacing inefficient incandescent bulbs with LED light bulbs, the country could save up to US$7 billion per year. LED bulbs could cut Indian peak power demand by 10,000 MW per day, he added.
The power minister went on to project LED bulbs will replace conventional incandescent lights within the next 3 years.
Indian Prime Minister has launched a LED bulb distribution scheme under the Domestic Efficient Lighting Program. Under the program, consumers in Indian capital Delhi can register requests for purchasing LED bulbs. The country is aiming to complete installation of LED bulbs for domestic and streetlighting in 100 cities by Mar. 2016.