27 October 2019
Bhubaneswar: The most awaited festival of lights is here and while it means bingeing on great food and beautiful rangolis, it will be incomplete without decorating your house with earthen lamps or diyas. Taking a leap from the traditional Diwali, LED lights and candles in various shapes and sizes have made their way into our homes.
On the occasion of Diwali, OMMCOM NEWS spoke to sellers as well as customers and took their opinion on entry of cheap Chinese lights into Indian markets.
The sellers happily boasted of the huge variety of products they had stocked. They showed the LED lights in various colours and shapes. The lights are now also available as diyas and candles of varying shapes. A variety of candles are also available with popularity for floating candles increasing.
Additionally, with the Commissionerate Police tightening its policies against the use of firecrackers, the demand for cheap LED lights and candles has multiplied over the last few years.
The latest addition to Diwali attraction is the floating lamps. The sellers said that while they sold them at a higher price in past, that is not the possibility now. They said that even though the demand for floating lamps has increased, there has also been a significant increase in supply. And hence their prices have dropped this year from Rs 40-50 to Rs 15-20.
Meanwhile, the customers opined that the cheap LED lights and candles are easy on the pockets in comparison to traditional diyas. In the budget of diyas, a lot more lights and candles can be bought. They also said people these days are moving away from loud firecrackers and rather wish to invest in decorating their houses or place of business.