LED bulbs are crucial for the environment as they consume less electricity. The Government of India is promoting the use of LED lights under the Prakash Path programme for efficient domestic lighting.
HP LED Lighting is proud to contribute to the mission of making India shine bright. They have developed ‘Made in India’ LED bulbs. We had an interesting conversation with the young & dynamic founding members of HP LED Lighting, Mr. Himanshu Gola & Mr. Prateek Gola.
Academic life of the founders. Goals and ambition at that time.
I am an Engineering Graduate in Electronics & Communication from Roorkee Institute of Technology. I completed my B. Ttech in the year 2010. I was an average student during academics. But most of the practical things that I knew even before I joined my engineering, all credit goes to my family and to my father (Mr. Sanjay Kumar), who is also a first-generation Entrepreneur and successfully ran a flagship line of inverters and stabilizers under the brand name SUN SUPRIM. During the 1990s SUN SUPRIM had an impressive customer base of more than 50000 customers.
I learned the fundamental concept of electronics at a very early age. In engineering, this knowledge has been enhanced. I was also getting most of the guidance from my elder brother Mr. Himanshu. In the real world, he is my mentor in academics as well as business.
I still remember; during my college days, me and my two-three friends always looked to take part in tech fests and technical seminars on upcoming technology held in different colleges and universities. I was always first to join these things. Now it seems that this initial curiosity helped me a lot in my later professional life.
After completing my B.tech in 2010, I did a PG Diploma in Embedded System Design from CDAC, Chennai.
Reason to commence HP LED Lighting
After completing my studies at CDAC, Chennai, I was looking for a job in my domain where I could add some real corporate experience to my engineering knowledge. Although my ultimate goal was always to start my own electronics venture, I wanted to understand how corporates work. I decided to work for some time to gain experience. I worked for approximately 1 and a half year in Siemens.
During my job, I explored that all companies were focusing on energy-saving solutions to reduce carbon emissions and to reduce electricity expenses. It is very beneficial for our environment as well and helps in sustainable economic development. At that time, some ideas clicked in my mind about energy wastage in lighting products and ways to reduce it. Hence, we started thinking about it and we began to work in LED lights manufacturing.
During this process, my elder brother Mr Himanshu the Co-founder and Director of Marketing of our organization told me that we have to focus on an area that has a very long life span. He told me one thought at that time “God divide a complete day into two parts, one is the day & another is night, and if we have a night, we need Light”. At that moment, we decided to work in the field of LED lighting industry.
Company’s Vision & Goals
HP LED LIGHTING is a diversified technology company, highly focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the area of lighting. The company provides energy-efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications.
Our commitment is to deliver new lighting technologies, as well as innovative and locally relevant consumer products that make a real difference to our customers, consumers, and stakeholders across India. We believe that the best way for us to do this is through a deep understanding of people’s needs and desires.
When we bring the two together – people and innovation – we create the next generation of technology and solutions that people truly want and need. These are meaningful innovations that help people to be healthy, live well and enjoy life.
It is our privilege to introduce ourself as one of the leading manufacturers of LED Lighting products and solutions. Our core vision is to provide the best quality products at an affordable price so that maximum clients can afford to purchase our products.
We are working on Advanced Horticulture LED Lighting Technology for growing plants without sunlight in your basement. We work closely with farmers to produce vegetables & flowers in half the time required as photosynthesis works 24 hours with artificial LED Lighting Technology. If we successfully reduce the cost of the product, it will be a milestone for farmers in the coming future.
Currently, we are working actively in our state of Uttarakhand and nearby states. We are starting to focus on OEM and export as well. We are even planning to market our products on an e-commerce platform as well as in the international market.
HP LED LIGHTING believes in providing solutions to the end-users. Our retrofit solutions provide easy to fit products, are widely used in commercial, Industrial, Land Spaces, retails.
Tell us about your products.
All our products are designed & developed in-house by our innovative team. We continuously add on value-added features to make our lighting products smarter. Now, we are integrating some sensor-based technology and developing some mobile app-based lighting solutions. That will enhance the customer experience so users can easily control the lights.
What would you like to say about your team’s performance?
Every team member knows their job responsibility very well. They are professionals who do their job perfectly. They all work in the same direction & vision to make good quality products. I am nothing without our team. They are all pillars of our organization, and every company & product is only sustained when their team is strong enough and responsible.
Achievements – Milestones
- 2012-Crisil Rating / ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company.
- 2013-Member of ISLE (Indian Society of Lighting Engineers)
- 2014-Sahara Samay Udyami Award 2014 – Best manufacturing Company under MICRO Category in (UK).
- 2015-CII Best Display Award in CII Expo
- 2016-India BEST 5000 MSME Award
- 2018-India 20 most Promising LED Lighting Solution Award by – Silicon India Magazine
- 2018-ZED Rating 2.34 Under Desktop Assessment Test from Quality Council of India
What kind of problems did you face due to the covid19 pandemic?
During the first Covid19 pandemic, we were not mentally prepared enough. We did not even think that the scenario has gone bad at such a level. At that moment we even faced some financial issues. However, that all has been resolved. Later on, we bounced back as a company.
We want to thank all our suppliers, clients and staff who supported us at that tough time and showcased their patience in this difficult situation.
|Year of Founding||2012|
|Founding Members||Mr. Himanshu Arya and Myself (Prateek Gola)|
|Office Locations||Haridwar (Uttarakhand)|
|Company Strength||Strong Technical background in Design and Development|