Original article here
Translated to English by Energizer Representative.
For most residents who live in the rural, electricity is expensive stuff. Even in an area that is just 1.5 hours from Jakarta, in villages like Suka Bakti, Tambelang, Bekasi, there are still many people who haven’t been able to enjoy the energy that is vital for human beings.
Aware of the limitations of the community against the power, Energizer Indonesia with international NGO – One Million Lights and WALHI (Environmental Society) launch a CSR programs “Solar Light Power Distribution”.
Solar Light Power Distribution Program in Indonesia is part of the global commitment of Energizer Holding Inc. based in the United States, which has been running since 2008. This year global commitment touches Indonesia.
The CSR form is solar LED lights distribution to the rural which has no electricity. For starters, distribution as many as 300 solar LED lights to the people in the village Suka Bakti.
Following the launch at this village, the solar LED lights distribution will be done in 5 other villages in Bekasi such as Suka Wijaya, Suka Maju, Suka Rapi, Suka Rahayu and Lambang Jaya. Total lights that will be distributed will be around 1,200 units.
“In order to overcome this electrical limitations sometimes they are forced to rely on alternative energy in the form of solar lights (battery light) or oil lamp. Solar lights are brighter, safer and healthier, but the life cycle is short and need an expense for it. Therefore we chose to share solar LED lights that has longer life cycle and gets the energy from the sun, “explains Vicky T. Mahmud, Manufacturing Director of PT Indonesia Energizer, in Bekasi, Friday (23/4).
With this LED solar lights, the user only needs to charge it under the sun for maximum 5 hours and can enjoy the lights for 5-40* minutes depending on the brightness setting level.
If the program is successful, then the LED solar light distribution can be continued to other rural areas in Indonesia. “We hope this LED solar lights will bring the rural community slowly maximize their activity and can ultimately have an impact on increasing the economic level,” he said. (EVA)
*incorrectly stated from the News article. (Typical is 4-8 hours of light depending on usage)