"Luz Sustentable" - Mexico's earliest domestic efficient lighting program

Last Modified: Tue Jun 28 2016 16:12:20 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 47.2 millions
    ICL bulbs (incandescent lamps) replaced by CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) nation-wide during a period of 2010 to 2012. Comprised two pilot stages between: 2009-2010 and from 2011-2012.
  • 22.9 million
    LEDs were distributed for free, earnning Mexico an entry into the Guinness Book of Records.
  • 1,200
    or more exchange centers were put to service, where people could trade in up to four incandescent bulbs for four white-light energy saving lamps manufactured by Philips, the supplier that won the tender.
  • 5.7 million
    Number of families in Mexico, that are expected to save money on their electricity bills as a result of the program.
  • 2,800 Gwh
    Estimated annual savings in electricity, more than double the electricity consumption of the State of Campeche in 2011.
  • 2.35 MT
    estimated annual reduction in CO2 emissions – equivalent to 36% of the carbon dioxide emitted every year by all the cars in Mexico City - and reduction in oil consumption by 7.44 million barrels a year – equivalent to all the crude refined in Mexico over a period of six days.