VLE - Social Enterprise Child of LUTW

Dr. Dave Irvine-Halliday and Sridhar Ponugupati

Visionary Lighting & Energy India (VLE) 17th Nov 2012 , KCP Sugars, Andhra Pradesh, India

Finalist IET Innovation Awards, London, UK (24Nov2010) Engineering Institute of Canada, K.Y. Lo Medal (1Mar2008)‫‏‬ Honorary Doctorate, Aberdeen University, Scotland (4July 2006)‫‏‬ Centennial Medal Award, Alberta Government (23Dec2005)‫‏‬ TIME Canada Heroes (20June2005)‫‏‬ Meritorious Service Medal (MSM), Canadian Government (30May2005)‫‏‬ YMCA Calgary Peace Medal Award (26Nov2004)‫‏‬ Alberta Science & Technology Award(15Oct2004)‫‏‬ Reader’s Digest Canadian Hero of the Year Award (14June2004)‫‏‬ Alberta Emerald Award (9June2004)‫‏‬ Saatchi and Saatchi Award Laureate 2003 Tech Museum Award Laureate 2002 Rolex Award Laureate 2002 University of Calgary President’s Internationalization Achievement Award 2002 IEEE Third Millennium Medal for Outstanding Contributions 2000 APEGGA Summit Award for Contributions to Society 2000

World’s First Chess Game Lit by LED Strip Light - LUTW

Annapurna Base Camp Nepal 1999

Fuel Based Lighting
Lapsi Danda Nepal June 2001

Bulb & Can type Kerosene Wick Lamps
Knuckles Range Sri Lanka June 2002

Solid State Lighting for the Developing World: The First Generation

Family in Thulo Pokhara, Nepal – the first village in the world to be lit permanently by SSL “A foreigner has come and made Thulo Pokhara heaven!” Nepal July 2000

Kathmandu, Nepal May 2000

Woman and children reading by SSL Jumla, Nepal August 2000 “We used to be in darkness, now we are in light!” Nepal August 2000 “This is the first time in the lives of my children that they have been able to read at night!” Sri Lanka 2001

Data shows that the torch systems using incandescent lamps cause significantly more environmental damage than do those using solid state lighting. This is mainly due to the larger number of batteries required if using incandescent lamps and is approximately twice as bad if using carbon zinc batteries compared to using alkaline batteries. [Parsons, 2007]

LUTW 3WLED Torch Bulb Unbreakable & Extends Battery Life by 10 times Kathmandu, Nepal July 1999

Pico Power Nepal: A Success Story July 2001

LUTW provides the first solid state hospital operating theatre lighting in the developing world. Bagdogra, India – July 2001

Street Lighting by PPN and LUTW in (Butanese) Refugee Camp Damak, Nepal Dec. 2006

Economic Cost of Fossil Fuel Based Sources of Lighting at the Global Level
• One in three people world wide (around 2 billion) obtain light with kerosene and other fuels, paying $38 billion/year • This amounts to 20% of global lighting costs, however, they receive less than 0.1% of the resulting lighting energy services (Mills, 2005) • The poor are spending $5-20/kWh for their energy services which can represent up to 30% of household income, in comparison to $0.15/kWh in developed countries

“They have given us eyes!” Uri Village Southern Annapurna Himalaya Nepal 16 April 2009

Where is all this happening?
Chad Niger Afghanistan Mongolia




Haiti Dominican Republic Yemen India

Tibet Bhutan Cambodia Philippines Malaysia

Honduras Ghana Cameroon Congo Angola Ecuador Kenya Uganda Sri Lanka Rwanda Tanzania Zambia Indonesia Papua New Guinea

Costa Rica

Namibia Peru
South Africa Bolivia Brazil Chile Argentina

Light Up The World Foundation


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