Why is it a basic need?

Lighting plays a key role in our daily lives as well as in commerce and industry worldwide. It makes it possible to carry out activities at night, or where natural light is not available. More than 50% of the electricity used for lighting is currently consumed in OECD countries. This situation is expected to change in the near future thanks to increasing availability of light and higher household incomes in developing countries1.

A brochure on efficient options for providing light can be downloaded here