India desperately needs efficiency in its use of energy, and largescale changes can come about only with the help of technological breakthroughs — not intelligent policy initiatives of our politicians and bureaucrats.
The evolution of lighting technologies is one such. I was glad to read that an expanded range of lighting options for the home based on light emitting diodes is soon to be put on the shelves. Here is that report on CNET. We can only hope that these products are quickly available in India and China, which have a massive energy demand and need every possible resource for raise efficiency of use.
I had the opportunity to write on this sometime earlier in The Hindu. That editorial, urging city governments to employ LED lighting widely, is here.