koko & everything else

koko & everything else

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Bright and Noble Light: Energizer and One Million Lights Unite

Raise your hand if you are guilty of leaving your bedroom lights on the whole day, only to find out you left it on when you get back at night?

Admit it, you may have been guilty a couple of times for that, I know I am.

But did you know, that there are still a significant number of communities in the country that still doesn’t have the luxury of having light. Yes, they still count on kerosene lamps to light up their houses… just imagine how dangerous and costly that is. And the cost doesn’t even give them the comfort and convenience they ought to have.

And that is something Energizer and One Million Lights (OML) Philippines aims to resolve through its solar-powered lamps. The solar-powered lamp is just one of the many other Energizer products that coincides with their “That’s Positivenergy” campaign; which is to promote responsible energy that provides better lives for communities and societies.

Joan Mendoza, Energizer Philippines’ Brand Manager said, “Through this prime example of positivenergy, our partnership with One Million Lights will not only provide lights but also hope for the future,”

And of course, Mark Benjamin Lozano, Founder and Country Head of the OML Philippines couldn’t be happier with the partnership. “Energizer as a strong and globally-recognized brand provides us with greater thrust in promoting our advocacy… Its solar-powered lights are clean, safe, environmentally sustainable, and affordable for our beneficiaries, and attest to how much we place importance in alleviating this basic problem of lack of electricity affecting our fellow Filipinos,” he shared.

The solar-powered lights which costs only P1,500.00 could give out 12 hours of light per night (charged by day) and would last up to 10 years. This will help such communities get by and live more conveniently as compared to their estimated spending of P4,000.00 per year on kerosene lamps.

This will not only alleviate the current “unlighted” situations of the more or less 15 million Filipios out there. It will also lessen the risks involved in using dangerous kerosene lamps.

The lamps shall be distributed initially at selected communities in Rizal, Oriental Mindoro, Eastern Samar, Catanduanes, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Kalinga, and Apayao.

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