LED Flashlights are everywhere these days...but just how many of them are in use and how many are sold each year? I want to tap the collective wisdom of LuminaNET to try and answer this…Continue
We began producing the Lighting Africa (now Lighting Global) Technical Notes and Eco Design Notes in 2010 as a resource for stakeholders in the off-grid lighting market. The topics range from…Continue
Many LuminaNET members are also involved (in one way or another) with the ongoing work of Lighting Global (and Lighting Africa / Lighting Asia), the IFC-World Bank programs supporting markets for off-grid lighting. I'm one of the people who helps coordinate the Quality Assurance (QA) aspects of those programs and we just released an important update to the QA framework. The updates are informed (as always) by a stakeholder process that many of you probably participated in. Thank…Continue
Attention LuminaNET....your collective wisdom is needed...
This morning Lighting Global, Lighting Africa, and Lighting Asia announced the beginning of a process to update the Minimum Quality Standards and Recommended Performance Targets for each program in a harmonized way. I am sure LuminaNET is full of people whose experience in the field and the marketplace would provide good perspectives for the process. Please take a minute to visit the webpage for the updating…Continue
Lighting Africa recently released a study of the market for off-grid lighting that was completed by me and several collaborators between 2009 and 2012. We originally visited Kericho, Brooke, and Talek in 2009 and surveyed the market for off-grid lighting. It wasn't a pretty sight...mostly low quality products were available. These beat the traditional…Continue