Philips Lighting (EURONEXT Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, will expand solar LED lighting installations in 25 villages that have not been powered throughout Indonesia as part of the “Kampung Terang Hemat Energi” program that started in 2015 at nine villages spread over three districts in South Sulawesi.
Country Leader of Philips Lighting Indonesia, Rami Hajjar said the program “Kampung Terang Hemat Energi” will provide lighting for homes and public facilities such as health centers, schools and public roads in several villages in North Sumatra, East Bali, Central Kalimantan and Maluku.
Philips Lighting estimates the creation of 2,886 new lamp points, which is nearly ten times more than the number of light points created in South Sulawesi.
“We are pleased to be able to help more people by bridging the lighting gap between rural and urban areas through the ‘Kampung Terang Hemat Energi’ program. With the lighting will help improve people’s lives, “said Rami Hajjar, in Jakarta, Wednesday (02/08/2017).
At Philips Lighting Indonesia, it is implementing the company’s global commitment to create a brighter life for a better world; including within, the lives of people in remote villages across the country.
For each selected village, “Kampung Terang Hemat Energi” program provides an innovative Philips solar LED lighting package consisting of: Solar Indoor Lighting System complete with solar panels, Philips LifeLight which is 10 times brighter than kerosene lamps, and Solar LED Road Light to illuminate the streets of the village. This year, the program will start with reaching six villages in North Sumatra.
As a global leader in lighting, Philips has been revolutionizing lighting for over 125 years by prioritizing customers as the center of every innovation and improving the lives of people, both in urban and inland.
Since the invention of solar powered lighting, the company’s focus has been to provide lighting systems, indoors and outdoors, relying on natural renewable energy such as sunlight. Philips’ solar LED lighting has a very low power consumption and is easy to install.
“Our lighting system stores solar power during the day. At night, the system efficiently exhausts power to light a low-power LED bulb, both for indoor or outdoor use. This program is a testament to our commitment to realizing lighting beyond illumination for disadvantaged people, “said Rami.
Partnering since 2015 with a technology-based Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) to empower people in remote villages, Philips Lighting has created more than 300 new light dots for approximately 11,800 people in South Sulawesi.
In the same year, Philips Lighting globally called for an end to light poverty in the framework of the UN’s International Year of Light (IYOL).
* (Thejakartatimes / Won).