Affordable Light for People without Electricity

October 10, 2014 01:53 AM
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The light emitting diode, commonly known by acronym LED, is now being used around the world. However, according to the International Energy Agency and the World Bank, more than a billion people in the world still do not have access to electricity. After sunset, most of them use light candles or oil lamps which, in addition to unsteady, flickering light also give off toxic fumes. A company in the Netherlands is trying to change that with its product based on LEDs. VOA's George Putic reports.