Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Formation of India SSL special interest group

A special interest group focused on SSL in India will address LED materials, equipment and manufacturing issues.

A special interest group on high-brightness LEDs and solid-state lighting (SSL) has been formed in India. The group’s main focus will be on materials, equipment and manufacturing issues to further promote SSL – through cost reduction, quality improvement, supply chain development, and industry promotion. The new group is comprised of industry leaders in the HB-LED market.
The Indian Government has provided incentives to the country’s still emerging energy-efficiency industry, including LED lighting, under the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE). Recently, the Government of India announced the reduction in excise duty on LED lights/lighting fixtures from 8 percent to 4 percent, on par with CFLs.

The special interest group will host an industry forum at the upcoming SOLARCON India 2011 (November 9-11) in Hyderabad, which will focus on SSL technology with speakers from LED manufacturers, LED suppliers, researchers and others. Attendees are expected including professionals from academia, government and lighting manufacturers. The group is also encouraging the development of an ecosystem for India’s emerging SSL manufacturing industry.

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