Efficient Lighting Project in Rural India

This project starting in 2022 implements a switch from inefficient incandescent lightbulbs to LED lighting solutions in rural farming households of Gujarat, India to reduce fossil fuel-based energy consumption. 

SDG Goals:

  •  Increase rate of improvement in energy efficiency.

  •  Improve formalization and growth of micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) involved in LED bulb manufacturing in India

  • The baseline lamps (incandescent lamps) will be disposed in an environmentally sound manner, which would not happen in absence of the project.
     

  • Increase direct and indirect employment of local citizens

  • 537,990 ton of CO2 emissions mitigated during the crediting period of the project.

An incandescent lightbulb requires 60 watts of power to emit around 700 lumens of light whereas LED bulb can emit 700 lumen by consuming just 9 watts. About 95% of the energy in LED is converted into light, and only 5% is wasted as heat.

The project is expected to generate a total of 537,990 tCO2e emission reductions over the crediting period of 10 years starting from 2022.