Although the Government of India has taken several admirable steps to popularise the LED lamps, still a reasonably big section of the people is using the old types of lamps – including the GLS lamps. There are some issues that are yet to dissolve, and on top of them there is a mental block to accept the initial higher price. Common people do not understand the jargon or calculation of efficacy, they go by the initial cost advantage.
By now it’s well known that the branded LED lamps have much better efficacy and CRI, still the Indian unorganised market is flooded with several cheap LED lamps, which have low efficacy and CRI. Despite our Prime Minister’s call for celebrating the Diwali festival with locally manufactured lamps, Indian traders continued to buy China-made LED lights last year. According to sources, LED lamps purchased for decoration during Diwali are not expected to give a long time service. Thus, Chinese LED lamps were in huge demand during the last Diwali.
In April 2020, the Indian government declared that a license from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is required by every Chinese exporter to export its LEDs or LED lamps to India. However, still non-standard LED lamps are openly available, which is a matter of great concern. As Mordor Intelligence indicates, “The Indian LED Lighting market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 24.3% during the forecast period (2020-2025),” we need to work on reducing the LED lamps’ price further to ensure cent per cent conversion to LED lamps.
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