HOW DOES IT WORK.
CQC is committed to providing high-quality, long-life, efficient lighting to low-income households in countries with extensive connections to power grids. Improving lighting quality, reducing electricity bills, increasing disposable income.
Between 2010-2013 we made it possible for poor Indian households to replace their inefficient incandescent light bulbs (ICL) with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). We distributed more than 8.6 million CFLs during this period, and have now transitioned to the distribution of the leading-edge, long-life LED lighting for households in South Asia.
As of February 2021 we have distributed over 4.5 million LEDs to poor communities in India. Families using ICL's spend as much as 10% of their income on electricity in India.
Switching to efficient lighting improves color contrast, visibility, and reduces the associated increased glare risks, increasing hospital facilities efficiencies, reducing traffic accidents and air pollution.
One of the principal barriers to equitable and quality education is efficient reliable light sources, which disproportionally impact female children who are more likely to invest in their education after household labor is complete, typically after daylight hours.
Efficient lighting options ensure access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable modern energy.
With reduced energy requirements of CFLs and LEDs, there is an avoidance of building new coal-fired power plants.
Many more employment opportunities arose from the 4.5M LEDs Project and the current pipeline of Efficient Lighting projects will continue increasing these opportunities.
In distribution areas, efficient lighting increases inclusive spaces by increasing traffic safety and reducing rates of violence that can lead to physical or sexual assault or harassment through the prohibitive effect.
All ICLs are replaced and collected, crushed, and certified as recycled in their various components. Failed CFLs are also collected and recycled wherever feasible following electronic waste guidelines of India.