Off-Grid Solar-powered LED lighting
As darkness falls in cities around the world,many simply turn on the lights and daily life continues. But what if your city or town is off the electricity grid? This is the case for 1.6 billion people around the world. When the sun goes down, everyday life simply comes to a stop.
Without adequate lighting, safety is a significant issue. Simply traveling around after dark can be difficult and potentially even dangerous. With no light to lead and protect you, daily routines and leisure activities can be severely restricted.
In order to provide a solution for cities and towns that are off the electricity grid, Philips' lighting experts have developed solar-powered LED street and area lighting. The Philips SolarGen2 off-grid system is unique in that it harnesses sunlight to provide reliable lighting after dark, while supplementing the capacity of the conventional electricity grid. The system also ensures that the lighting only comes on when needed, so that no energy is wasted.
The result is vast improvements in safety for local people and an increase in the number of usable hours in the day. People can continue to work, study and enjoy leisure activities after dark, allowing more engagement with the community.
This short video looks at the difference the Philips SolarGen2 off-grid system can make to communities that are off the electricity grid.