Un litro de luz Colombia
Provides an alternative lighting system to rural and peri-urban areas not connected to a conventional electricity distribution grid.
Litre of Light light bulbs are an alternative method of lighting which does not generate heat, requires no maintenance, does not incur monthly costs and is self-sustaining. The materials required for production can be found everywhere: a discarded PET bottle, water, bleach and glue. The enterprise operates in over twelve cities in Columbia and is being replicated in ﬁve Latin American countries. A manual for making the light bulbs helps rapid dissemination. The project is sponsored by private enterprises.
Litre of Light Colombia is the NGO leading the Litre of Light enterprise. It is responsible for all business activities and developing and distributing the products.
The Colombian Department for Social Prosperity assists the enterprise to identify households with a demand for Litre of Light light bulbs throughout Colombia, supported by ANSPE.
JCI Colombia supports the enterprise by providing leadership capacity-building and helping with the expansion of activities.
PepsiCo and Sika Group are the global sponsors.
The 2013 SEED Low Carbon Awards are supported by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).