New Delhi: Global trade fairs organisers Messe Frankfurt's Indian arm Wednesday announced that an international exhibition on LED (light emitting diode) lighting and technologies will be held Dec 5-7 at the capital's Pragati Maidan exposition venue.
"More than 200 exhibitors from India, China, Taiwan, Finland and Korea will be participating," Messe Frankfurt said in a press release here.
"With an increased environment consciousness and an urge to reduce carbon footprints, government and industries are looking towards LED lighting as an ideal source," it added.
The union power ministry last month launched a business model enabling the sale of LED bulbs to households at Rs.10 against the market price of Rs.400.
"The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) together with the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), which is a joint venture of four central public sector undertakings in the power sector, have worked with electricity distribution companies (discoms) to develop a business model under which EESL procures LED bulbs in bulk and sells them to households at Rs.10," an official release here said.
"The discoms then repay EESL, over a period of five to eight years from the savings that accrue due to use of this energy efficient lighting technology," it added.
The ministry has already decided that all below poverty line households at the time of electrification under the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyuthikaran Yojana (RGGVY) would be provided LED technology.
LEDs are emerging as the most energy-efficient source of lighting as they use one-tenth of the energy of a normal incandescent bulb and half as much energy as a Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) to produce the same amount of light.
The first LED lamp made in India, in 2010, was sold for Rs.1,200.