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Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP)

  • Location:
    Major States (Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Puducherry) India

  • Type of policy:
    Financial Incentives for ULEB and deep retrofits

  • Implementation period:
    2015 to present

  • Title in original language:
    Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme

The policy targets replacement of approximately 760 million Incandescent lamps (ICLs) and other less efficient lamps compared to LEDs (such as CFLs) currently being used in the country with energy efficient LED lamps. Easy payback options like Equated Monthly Instalments (EMI) for consumers for the cost of LED. In an EMI option a fixed amount has to be paid by the borrower on a specified date each (Press Information Bureau, Government of India, 2015) calendar month. High quality LED bulbs are being supplied to the domestic consumers at one third of the market price. All the LED lamps conform to the national BIS standards (IS 16101 to IS 16108). The LED lamps being supplied come with a free replacement warranty of at-least 3-5 years (EESL, 2014).


  • Jindal, Ashish (Lead author)
  • Tewari, Deepak (Reviewer)
  • Tholen, Lena (Reviewer)

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