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Tamil Nadu bans old style incandescent bulbs to save energy

Chennai, Aug 20 (Calcutta Tube) Tamil Nadu Friday banned use of old-style, energy intensive incandescent bulbs in offices across the state and ordered the use of compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) to save power.

According to the order, the ban was applicable to state government undertakings, government boards, cooperative societies, local bodies and organizations getting governmental assistance.

Comparing the energy consumption of four crore 60 watts incandescent bulbs and 14 watts CFL for an hour, the government said the use of CFL results in a whopping saving of 1,840 MW.

While the four crore 60W incandescent bulbs burning for an hour would consume 2,400 MW, a similar number of 14W CFLs would consume only 560 MW, it said.

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