Blog & Stories

Light for Economic Development

The global market for kerosene used as a source of light is estimated to be $37 billion per year. This represents an enormous cost for the hundreds of millions of families that turn to burning fuels because they don’t have

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How we got started

In 1997, Dr. Dave Irvine-Halliday, a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Calgary, had the vision to use LED lighting to bring practical, economical, and environmentally safe lighting to the developing world. While on sabbatical in Nepal, Dave

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An incredible story from the field by Alex Jahp

Working together to make sure humanity has a better future We just finished our last project of 2019 with one of our main corporate partners, Wooree, at a junior high school in Hanchipacha, Pitumarca (Cusco). This past year in this

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Rundle College Experience with LUTW in Peru

The following video was created by Rundle College student Amanda Lang.  Last year when Amanda was in grade eleven, she travelled to Peru with Rundle and Light Up the World.  Amanda describes the experience she had as life changing.  Amanda

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Peru Sostenible

In 2015, The UN reached a major milestone by releasing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals SDGs for 2030 which Ban Ki Moon (the General Secretary at the time) called “humanities’ Plan A” as there was no Plan B “because there is no planet B” .

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