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Lighting Up the Underdeveloped World

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Helping kids do their homework, lowering occurrence of lung disease, preventing fire hazards, opening up business opportunities and reducing the carbon footprint are only a few of the ways in which photonics technologies are at the heart of a social movement.

Anne L. Fischer, Senior Editor, anne.fischer@laurin.com

In India, sub-Saharan Africa and other underdeveloped areas of the world, interior lighting is provided by kerosene lanterns. The lighting is expensive and insufficient, and it poses a health and fire hazard. It also adds to global carbon emissions. Several businesses and organizations are...Read full article

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