Perak, Malaysia – Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) the world leader in lighting, has illuminated the orang asli village in Sg. Jentong, Trolak with solar lighting solutions as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, which focuses on providing lighting accessibility to communities in need.
Nestled in the outskirts of Trolak with a population of 380 residents, Signify began touching base with the village in early September to survey the area and listen to the villager’s safety concerns at night due to limited access to electricity and lighting.
To help address the concerns, Signify installed its solar lighting solutions in key areas such as main roads and communal spaces.
Signify also provided LED light bulbs for the interior and exterior of each household in replacement of the fluorescent light bulbs many villagers still use. The LED bulbs provided are more durable with a longer lifespan and lumen output as well as lesser energy consumption.
Signify’s total sponsorship including the installation of the solar lighting solutions and LED light bulbs amounted to a total of RM 85,400. Apart from the lighting installations, Signify also distributed a kind donation of essential items and treated the villagers to lunch.
“Being at the forefront of the lighting industry, we are honored to be able to contribute our expertise towards the betterment of the communities in need by providing them with the gift of light. We hope that our solar lights will greatly benefit the orang Asli community and to do more CSR initiatives like this in the future, so that we can continue to illuminate the lives of those in need for a better world,” expressed Sukanto Aich, CEO of Signify Malaysia.
In line with the country’s National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR), Signify is committed to expedite Malaysia’s transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy usage whilst aiding communities in need by providing access to sustainable lighting which helps increase productivity and ensure the villagers’ safety at night.
“The welfare of the villagers is of utmost importance and we believe that this project will significantly impact the lives of those living here, providing us with access to sustainable energy and lighting. We appreciate Signify’s efforts towards enhancing the safety of the villagers at night,” said Asmah Pejajah, Community Leader of the Orang Asli village.
This CSR project is also aligned with Signify’s Brighter Lives, Better World campaign in encouraging the adoption of LED and solar lightings in building infrastructures and cities, as part of a more sustainable development towards a better future for all.
- Total investment of solar and LED lighting solutions amounting to RM 85,400.
- Provide lighting accessibility and enhance community safety during night time.
- Illuminating the lives of communities in need with energy efficient lighting for a brighter future.