India must adopt norms for LED lighting to save energy: Frost & Sullivan

India should adopt mandatory norms of energy efficiency for new buildings, incentive support for energy-efficient projects, have integrated lighting management systems for street lighting and phase out energy-guzzling lighting products to trigger an energy-efficiency revolution, says consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan.

The consultancy firm says light emitting diode (LED) lighting will be at the heart of such a revolution. The LED lighting market in India is at a nascent stage in a market dominated by CFLs and incandescentBSE 0.00 % bulbs.

Poor penetration is due to high upfront cost of LED lighting systems, absence of standards, testing, measurement and verification protocols, and low level of awareness.

LED lighting systems are anticipated to play significant role in reducing India’s overall energy requirements, says Frost & Sullivan.

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