The successful implementation of the DELP scheme has seen not only a decrease in bulb prices but also an increase in households converting to LED lighting. Delhi has become a stellar example of this transformation with its peak load reduced by 145MW, creating savings of over Rs61 lakh daily in power bills. Since the launch of DELP, 43 lakh bulbs have been distributed among nearly 11 lakh households in the capital resulting in an estimated daily energy saving of 1.5 million units.
Under the DELP scheme, consumers in Delhi can avail of up to 10 LED bulbs per household. These are available for Rs.93 as against the market price of Rs350. An LED bulb helps a consumer save anywhere between Rs160 to Rs400 per year.