Haryana government has made the use of LED bulbs and tubelights mandatory in all offices under the state government. All administrative secretaries, head of departments and managing directors of boards, corporations and public undertakings have been directed to ensure replacing all inefficient lighting with LED lamps or tube lights by August 15.
It is believed that the Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, is in favour of replacing all halogen, sodium bulbs and tubelight with energy efficient bulbs and tubelights. It should be noted that use of incandescent lamps and purchase of sodium vapour lamps by government sector, government aided sector, boards and corporations and autonomous bodies has already been banned.
Officers have been asked to comply with the order strictly and file a compliance report within a month.
It may be noted that the government at the centre has been promoting LED bulbs in offices and homes to save energy. In recent times, the cost of LED bulbs has fallen drastically and latest reports say that it has fallen by as much as 90% from its peak price. At this price, installing LED lights makes lot of economic sense.