It’s virtually unknown in the consumer lighting market. But NTL, the ₹700-crore company Arun Gupta created with his brother Praveen, can safely claim to be at the heart of most fluorescent tubes and CFL lamps made in India, a position it holds as the largest maker of electronic drivers and ballasts that run modern lights. To the uninitiated, a ballast regulates the current in a fluorescent lighting system. With around 5,000 employees, NTL, which also contract manufactures CFLs for Indian lighting brands, now aims to strike out on its own in the emerging LED business.
Chasing the light
Ballast-maker NTL Electronics has ambitions in the LED lighting space. Does it have what it takes to succeed?
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