Mandatory Use of Energy Efficient Lamps in Rajasthan

Last updated: 12 May 2021
The Energy department of Rajasthan has issued a notification No. F.20(6)Energy/98 dated, making the use of energy efficient lamps mandatory. The notification says that incandescent lamps and conventional chokes for fluorescent lights shall not be used in any new buildings constructed by the government and government affiliated institutions.Any defective incandescent lamps and chokes are to be replaced only by compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and/or Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps and electronic chokes are to be used. All future replacement of florescent tube lights in non air conditioned area to be done with energy efficient T-5 florescent tube lights only. This Distribution Companies shall make necessary modification in the load demand notice within two months time from the date of this direction to promote the use of Compact Fluorescent lamps and/or Light emitting diode (LED) lamps and/or T-5 Florescent Tube lights instead of conventional bulbs while releasing /sanctioning new connections/load in such buildings. All new buildings /institutions constructed in Government sector/Government aided sector/Boards and Corporation /Autonomous bodies shall also promote lighting luminaries with electronic ballast, multi tap ballast and sensor & time controlled switching.