ELCOMA - Electric Lamp and Component Manufacturers Association, India
Elcoma, representing the Indian lighting industry aims to act as an important link to support each other in matters connected with lighting industry, to promote and develop co-operation among the manufacturers of electric lamps and components and to further facilitate the overall interests of its members.
The association will help upgrade the knowledge and technical capabilities of its members by liasoning with other relevant organizations both in India and abroad
On 29th June, 1970, the electric lamps and components manufacturers in India founded “Electric Lamp and Component Manufacturers Association of India” (Elcoma), representing the entire lighting industry. The main purpose founding members had in mind was to establish liaison with government bodies and to support each other in matters connected with lighting industry.
The prominent founding members were
- Philips India Ltd
- Mysore Lamps Ltd
- Bengal Lamps Ltd
- ELMI, Hind Lamps Ltd
- Toshiba Anand Ltd
- Metal Lamp Caps Ltd
- Auto Lamps Ltd
- Sylvania and Laxman Ltd, etc
In earlier years, Elcoma successfully drew attention of the government to the difficulties faced by the members and highlighted developments in new light sources and energy saving solutions to the customers.
During 80’s and 90’s extensive development and introduction of various types of energy saving lamps offered wide range of choice to the customer and offered indigenously manufactured lamps for all type of applications, thereby saving precious foreign exchange when the country needed it most.
Elcoma can be proud of the fact that in spite of inflation, energy price increases and other prices rises, the price of lighting products have become more cost efficient. With the success achieved by the Association, new entrants to the lighting industry from organized as well as small sector became readily became members and took active interest in the growth and development of the lighting industry.