Benefit of LED Lighting
- Provides clean and reliable lighting
- Avoids the air pollution in the homes that is generated through kerosene lights - a recent report by the World Bank suggests that indoor air pollution from kerosene results in 1.6 million deaths worldwide every year. The World Bank also notes that 780 million people in the developing world, mostly women and children, are exposed to kerosene lantern fumes equivalent to two packs of cigarettes a day.
- Research indicates that using LED lights instead of kerosene could help reduce the risk of Malaria. This is because mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that kerosene lights emit, whereas there is no attraction to the white LED light.
- Reduces the cost of lighting - despite being heavily subsidized Kerosene consumes nearly 4% of a typical rural Indian household's budget.
- In urban areas, LED provides effective substitution in the time of power cuts and compares favourably (both in performance and cost) to other emergency lights in the market. In addition to the poor, the urban middle class require an emergency or regular light that help uninterrupted studies of children, and general household activities in times when there are power cuts.