EESL celebrates 9 years of transforming India’s lighting industry, with UJALA and SLNP, The LED program launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister in 2015.

  • As of today, over 36.86 crores of LED bulbs, 72.18 Lakh tube lights, and 23.59 Lakh fans have been distributed as part of UJALA
  • EESL further aims to install additional 1 crore energy-efficient BLDC Fans and 2 lacs  LED inverter Emergency Bulbs

NEW DELHI: Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of Public Sector Undertakings under the administration of the Ministry of Power commemorates the 9th anniversary of its flagship programs, Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) and Streetlighting National Programme (SLNP) Launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi ji on 5th January 2015. Over the past nine years, EESL has been a catalyst in revolutionizing India’s lighting industry, distributing over 36.86 crores of LED bulbs, 72.18 lakh tube lights, and 23.59 lakh energy-efficient fans under UJALA. Additionally, 1.30 crore LED streetlights have been deployed in Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and Gram Panchayats across the nation, resulting in remarkable energy savings of 57.17 billion kWh per year, and GHG emission reduction of 45.33 million t CO2 per year.

Reaffirming its dedication to sustainable energy solutions and conservation, the company is introducing advanced technologies to broaden its impact. This initiative encompasses the deployment of 1 crore energy-efficient BLDC Fans, 2 lacs emergency/inverter LED Bulbs, and 20 Lakh induction cookstoves. Distinguished by Brushless Direct Current (BLDC) motors, these fans utilize an innovative brushless DC motor, boasting a 2.5-year warranty and delivering high performance even at low voltage. Recognized for their unparalleled quality, these fans excel in both durability and energy efficiency, positioning them as a superior choice for sustainable cooling solutions. With the distribution of 1 crore BLDC fans, EESL aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 1485675 TCo2 per annum and enable energy savings of 225 MW.

Similarly, EESL’s 10W emergency inverter bulbs are tailor-made to provide illumination during power failures or disruptions. These bulbs seamlessly combine energy efficiency, durability, and emergency functionality, catering to diverse settings, including institutional environments. With an automatic switch to battery power during power outages, these bulbs ensure uninterrupted lighting for up to 4 hours. Furthermore, EESL’s induction cookstoves present a 25-30% cost advantage over conventional methods. By deploying 20 Lakh Induction cookstoves across India, EESL seeks to reduce the environmental and health impact of traditional cooking methods.  

Celebrating the success of both initiatives, Mr. Animesh Mishra, Head (Of sales and Public Relations), at EESL, said “At EESL, we take immense pride in the transformative journey of revolutionizing India’s lighting industry through our pioneering programs, UJALA and SLNP. These initiatives stand as a global exemplar, showcasing how strategic interventions can lead to the widespread adoption of energy-efficient lighting solutions. Moving forward, our commitment extends beyond lighting as we venture into energy-efficient appliances. I firmly believe that these appliances, from LED bulbs to ceiling fans, hold tremendous potential to contribute to our nation’s decarbonization goal and aim to double the rate of energy efficiency. The adoption of such innovations in every household across India can truly make a significant impact on our journey towards a more sustainable and energy-efficient future.”

Over the years, UJALA and SLNP have contributed significantly to the adoption of LED lighting technology. In the next phase of UJALA, the company is strategically transitioning from 9W to 6W LED bulbs as part of its ongoing initiative. EESL has also floated a tender for the distribution of its BLDC Fans, inverter bulbs, and induction cookstoves to provide access to energy-efficient solutions to every part of the nation. These innovative steps by EESL are propelling energy efficiency in India to unprecedented heights, with the potential to contribute significantly to doubling the rate of energy efficiency by 2030, aligning with the COP28 commitment.

To enhance accessibility, EESL will make energy-efficient products available through various channels, including offline stores and its upcoming EESL e-marketplace. This strategic move aims to broaden consumer reach and promote wider adoption of energy-efficient solutions. As EESL marks this significant milestone, the organization looks forward to continued success in contributing to India’s energy efficiency goals. The journey of UJALA and SLNP stands as a testament to the positive impact achievable through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to sustainability.


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