325685 Light Up the World

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LUTW is a non-profit organization based out of the University of Calgary. Its goal is to help the 2 billion people worldwide who lack access to electricity.

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325685 Light Up the World

  1. 2. The Power to Illuminate Lives… <ul><li>LUTW provides affordable, energy efficient, renewable, healthy and safe lighting to the poor of underprivileged nations. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>LUTW has lit up over 14,000 homes in 42 different countries </li></ul><ul><li>LUTW aims to help the 2 billion people worldwide who live without access to electricity </li></ul><ul><li>LUTW is committed to spreading innovative technologies throughout the developing world </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>LUTW uses Luxeon lights which use White Light Emitting Diodes (WLED) as their source of luminosity. </li></ul>
  4. 5. What is a diode? <ul><li>The term “diode” refers to a type of conductor, that is, a material which has the ability to direct and send electrical currents. </li></ul>
  5. 7. Advantages of LEDs <ul><li>LEDs are very durable in comparison to the fragile structure of incandescent bulbs </li></ul><ul><li>LED technology is very cost efficient, costing approximately $155.00 less to run over 50,000 hours </li></ul>
  6. 8. Headquarters <ul><li>LUTW is an international non-profit organization based out of the University of Calgary </li></ul>
  7. 9. Want to learn more about LUTW? Check out: www.lutw.org
  8. 10. All info and graphics came from the following sites: http://www.superbrightleds.com/products/car/wled-w5_on.jpg http://www.lutw.org/home2.htm http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/ 3/3f/Schulich.png/180px-Schulich.png http://www.ucalgary.ca/community/  

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