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LED’s Lighting a New Path for Future Sustainability: Part Three

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Part one of this blog series explored the need to replace outdated incandescent light bulbs for the rural poor in India and why LED globes are an ideal solution at many levels

Part two of this blog explored C-Quest Capital’s (CQC) efficient lighting program: Project Shine where over 14.5 million LED blubs have already been supplied to over 3 million households.

In this final part of our blog series, we will hear from three regions, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, and Bihar where CQC has been active replacing inefficient incandescent light bulbs with LED globes. The stories you are about to witness demonstrate how seemingly small changes can lead to big outcomes.

Lights are an integral part of life, they bring progress. When there is enough light, we are more efficient. That is why having these lights is such a benefit.

Sunita (Beneficiary) Bihar, India

Whether studying or working, we can do it only if there is light. When we study at night, we need bright lights and for that we need the LED bulbs.

Ramya Sri (Beneficiary) Telangana, India

We used to light a single bulb earlier yet used to pay around Rs.700 of our monthly electricity bill. Now we get a bill of around Rs.400

Sashi (Beneficiary) Uttar Pradesh, India

As CQC’s efficient lighting program continues to touch the lives of low-income households across rural India there will be a transformation towards a brighter future.

For those making the switch, they receive improved economic wellbeing that is achieved through energy savings of 0.18MWh per year with less waste and more disposable income available from not needing to replace broken lights. Reduced eye strain from better quality and reliable light enables the pursuit of activities that improve quality of life from work and study furthering education and economic opportunities for households.

Alongside the economic and health benefits received by beneficiaries, the cumulative effect of reduced power usage result in lower electricity peak demand resulting in better reliability of power supply. Environmental benefits include an avoided +1 million tons of CO2e emitted into the atmosphere per year with further reductions to occur as more and more households make the switch.

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LED’s Lighting a New Path for Future Sustainability: Part Three

In this final part of our blog series, we will hear from three regions, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, and Bihar

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LED’s Lighting a New Path for Future Sustainability: Part Two

Part two explores C-Quest Capital’s (CQC) efficient lighting program where over 14.5 million LED blubs have already been supplied to over 3 million households. By the end of the program, it will be estimated that up to 50 million LEDs will eventually be installed to many of India’s most rural and disadvantaged  communities.

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LED’s Lighting a New Path for Future Sustainability: Part One

With lighting accounting for 15% of global energy usage and nearly 5% of global CO2 emissions, efficient lighting technologies such as Light Emitting Diode (LED globes) have now been moved into the limelight as an essential technology to move the world closer to net-zero – one globe at a time.

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AirCarbon Exchange Partners With C-Quest Capital on First-Ever Auction of LED Carbon Credits

AirCarbon Exchange (ACX), the world’s first carbon negative exchange, has partnered with C-Quest Capital LLC (CQC), the world-leading carbon project developer, for the first-ever auction of carbon credits generated from LED light bulb projects.

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