India’s Surya Roshni to replace traditional bulbs with eco-friendly lamps

by Dave

The Hindu Business Line :

Surya Roshni Ltd has decided to reduce the production of traditional bulbs in a phased manner and replace it with more eco-friendly lamps due to increasing environmental concerns.

“The European Union has drafted a plan to switch over to low-energy bulbs from high power consuming bulbs by 2011-12, so we too decided to convert to a energy efficient lamp manufacturer by gradually cutting down production of traditional bulbs,” Mr Jaiprakash Agarwal, Chairman and Managing Director, Surya Roshni Ltd, said while addressing a press conference here on Wednesday.

He also said that Surya Roshni has launched a nation-wide campaign for creating awareness about conserving energy and educate more than one lakh retailers on the use of energy efficient lamps.

The company currently has a 25 per cent market share in domestic lighting products market. It exports its products to around 45 countries. “Major expansions have been planned in high mast, sodium lamps, energy efficient lighting products for various sectors including highways, sports facilities and housing,” he said. The company currently has a production capacity of 25 million Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) but intends to increase this to 60 million in the next two years.

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