LIGHT CENTERS LATAM

Ilumina seu jogo, Ilumina tu juego, Light up your game
Marcio Quintino, Ligia Kawata September 2013

Some 1.6 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity, being 31 million in Latin America. We aim to directly touch lives, delivering a sustainable innovation that makes sense and improve urban and rural life

Source: UN - World Energy Poverty Report, 2011
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Overview: Lighting soccer fields Latam
The project “Community Light Centers” is a global initiative of Philips Corporate Social Responsibility, which aims to stimulate children and youths to sports practicing, community integration and social development, as well as expansion of more sustainable Lighting technologies, energy efficiency and use of renewable energies.

•  Global investment of €2 million •  Light Centers were already delivered in cities in Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. •  100 Light Centers in Africa and Latin America, being 30 in 10 Latam countries, to be launched until April 2014

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What is a Light Center?
It’s a small soccer field (1000m2) lit up by 4 or 6 8 meter-high lampposts. Light Centers are not only used for sports, but also for many other activities – healthcare, education, social, commercial – extending the day by enabling community life after dark

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Off-grid areas
Energy efficient Solar LED solution: LED GreenVision Flexi + Solar panel

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Argentina Aruba Brasil Bolivia Chile Colombia Mexico Panama Peru Suriname

Philips Solar LED Solution 6000 lumens, 57W, 5700K Average 15 lux in 1000m2 Battery: replacement every 5 years Luminaire: 20 years

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Way of working Sustainability
•  Philips agent: local and regional Philips agent. Main responsibility: coordinate, import,
integrate Philips offices

•  Technical agent: Local NGO with social approach in renewable energy and access to energy.
Main responsibility: integration with community and local know-how, installation

•  Regional technical agent: IDEAAS. Main responsibility: coordinate introduction of the new
technologies, integrate local NGOs

•  Community agent: Community leaders, residents association, school, NGO with knowledge about
the place. The ‘owner’ of the sports field. Main responsibility: promote ownership, make the light center run day-by-day activities

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