Indian Railways’ North East Frontier Railway (NFR) zone has taken steps to improve the lighting in the interior of railway coaches. As a part of its upgradation process, NFR has initiated a drive for replacement of existing incandescent lamps and CFL lights inside coaches by LED lights.
According to a statement, the step will help Indian Railways to cut on its energy bill and also the inside of the coaches will get brightly illuminated. A total of 1890 passengers coaches have been retrofitted with LED lights so far and entire stock of coaches will be done within the next one year.
The initiative is part of the planning of Indian Railways for improvement of the travelling experience of the passengers and is being done in tandem with other initiatives for improving the coaches interior to ensure more comfort. According to the statement the existing tube lights have limitation in brightness and there is uneven distribution of light.
Besides there are problems of accumulation of dust particles which results in poor lightening. In order to overcome this limitation, energy efficient LED based light has been introduced which are brighter and can be conveniently used in 100 volts D.C. Energy saving of up to 40% is possible by using of LED lights.
NFR has already replaced conventional lighting in all its stations with LED lights. Besides, at important stations like Guwahati, Dibrugarh, New Cooch Behar, New Jalpaiguri, Kathihar and Rangiya, the lux levels of lights have been improved to airport standard lighting.