Friday, August 24, 2012

Solar-Powered LED Lighting

Light centers will be installed across rural Africa by 2015. Royal Philips Electronics has launched this new initiative that will create areas of light to the rural communities which have lived without electricity. The first 40 light centers will be installed late this year, focusing on schools that are closely linked to villages and towns in off-grid or semi-grid areas. Philips will also provide communal areas that can be used for activities such as sport, healthcare, commerce, and social. Thus, extending the days of the people by enabling communal life after dark, creating safe areas, and supporting sanitation. 

This initiative is not something new. Philips has completed installing light centers in a number of Africa countries – Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa. The company also enabled the World’s first soccer game to be played under solar-powered LED floodlighting in Nairobi, Kenya.
According to the President of Philips Lighting, the local reactions have been extremely positive. “Philips’ aim is to create awareness for what is now possible. We are introducing the first generation of solar powered LED lighting solutions which can provide high quality, sustainable and reliable lighting for off-grid communities in Africa; indeed the world. It is now a question of how much the world is willing to invest”.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

LED On the Road

LED On the Road

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while.  I’ve been busy with yet another move.  This time, we’ve landed in Texas – temporarily – hopefully.  We may head back to Phoenix, but for now, we’re here.  But I’m so entrenched in this blog that I can’t stop seeing LEDs wherever I go.  I guess it’s a sickness.

While we were still in Phoenix, we went to a grocery store – yup a grocery store – with a Starbucks inside it.  There were two placards on the wall near the stand.  One said something about the water they use and the other said that the stand used energy saving techniques such as the installation of LED lighting.  I had taken a couple pictures – of the sign and of some lights that were actually on, but for some reason can’t find them now.  I suspect my son deleted them while playing with our phones.

Also, while in Texas, we’re staying with my husband’s mom and stepdad.  They have a pool in their backyard – much to my fish of a son’s delight – with a floating LED light for night use.  It’s not the best light in the world for illuminating an entire pool for night swimming, but it’s good at lighting a certain area.  It can also change colors between red, blue, green and this violet like color that seems to be a mix of the other three colors.  Pretty cool.

Other than that, I’m still trying to recover from the couple weeks of packing and travel.  I’ll do better on the next post – I promise.