LED lighting provides long-term value for the poor (MAGAZINE)
Off-grid LED lighting provides clear benefits for users in developing countries, and can also be built into a profitable business for committed suppliers, explain Stewart Craine, Harry Andrews and Sam Andrews.
Given this high cost, both financial and otherwise, spent on tiny units of energy by 1.5 billion people worldwide in dozens of developing countries, it is not surprising that the smallest LED lights have a much faster payback period than those used in developed countries.
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