Given the growing demand of electricity usage in the country, provisions of energy saving are appropriate. LED lights for instance are ideal for Rwandans, since they save power up to 70% compared to ordinary bulbs.
In Rwanda, LED lights are available at Sahasra Electronics (Rwanda) Private Limited (SERPL) located at Muhima opposite Verma. Moreover the company is finalizing the construction of their factory by December, which will be manufacturing LED lights locally. 200 people are expected to be employed.
During a recent launch of the Sahasra’s Muhima office which will also double as a showroom, the mayor of Kigali Fidel Ndayisaba highlighted that introduction of energy saving lights is timely, given the mushrooming of buildings in the city, yet there’s inadequate source of power.
Moreover, Rwanda currently produces slightly over 100 MW of power, of which about 60 to 80% is used in lighting.
“Use of LED products not only goes a long way in conserving precious electricity, but also leads to huge savings in household’s electricity bill. A 7 watt LED bulb consumers 50% less electricity than an equivalent CFL and 85% less than equivalent incandescent bulb,” says SAHASRA (Rwanda) CEO Mrs. Mary John.
John further advised that We can increase the power available to the industrial sector if we change over LED lighting. This can have a huge impact on the economy.” The lights are available in different shapes and colors, suiting best for office, home, hotels etc.