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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.

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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  • 1.  
  • 2. The Power to Illuminate Lives…
    • LUTW provides affordable, energy efficient, renewable, healthy and safe lighting to the poor of underprivileged nations.
  • 3.
    • LUTW has lit up over 14,000 homes in 42 different countries
    • LUTW aims to help the 2 billion people worldwide who live without access to electricity
    • LUTW is committed to spreading innovative technologies throughout the developing world
  • 4.
    • LUTW uses Luxeon lights which use White Light Emitting Diodes (WLED) as their source of luminosity.
  • 5. What is a diode?
    • The term “diode” refers to a type of conductor, that is, a material which has the ability to direct and send electrical currents.
  • 6.  
  • 7. Advantages of LEDs
    • LEDs are very durable in comparison to the fragile structure of incandescent bulbs
    • LED technology is very cost efficient, costing approximately $155.00 less to run over 50,000 hours
  • 8. Headquarters
    • LUTW is an international non-profit organization based out of the University of Calgary
  • 9. Want to learn more about LUTW? Check out: www.lutw.org
  • 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/