Head of Strategy and Marketing at Philips Lighting
For most of us, light is a given. We flick a switch and normal life goes on, regardless of the time of day or night. On the rare occasions we experience a power cut, the novelty of using flash lights and candles soon wears off – and within hours people are in uproar. Now imagine your frustration if life were like that every single day. That is the reality for 1.1 billion people – more than one in seven around the world – who are trapped in light poverty, with no access to electric light.