Lighting Africa seeks to recognize outstanding off-grid lighting products that are available for purchase in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal or Tanzania. Products will be evaluated on the basis of performance, design and affordability.

The first round of awards will be presented at the Lighting Africa 2010 Global Business Conference and Trade Fair, in Nairobi, Kenya, May 17-20, 2010.

Application materials and more information available at:


Awards will be presented in three product categories:
  • Ambient / room lights
  • Task lights
  • Torches / flashlights

Depending on the pool of applicants, Lighting Africa anticipates granting up to three awards in each product category. Each Manufacturer may nominate up to two products, each of which must be in a separate product category.


All product nominations must meet the following basic criteria to be eligible for award consideration:
  1. Products must be modern off-grid lighting products based on LED, CFL, or fluorescent tube technology;
  2. Products must be available for purchase or in use in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda,Tanzania or Senegal
  3. Products must be available as of 02 October 2009 for retail sale or through channels from which Lighting Africa agents can obtain unbiased samples for testing and judging .


October 2, 2009: Deadline for submission of ENTRY FORM

October 16, 2009: Deadline for submission of SAMPLE PRODUCTS to Lighting Africa Team


The winning products will be granted rights to use the mention “Lighting Africa Outstanding Products Award 2010” on packaging and marketing materials.

Further information

Full eligibility requirements, terms and conditions, forms, and details on the process at:

Lighting Africa is supported by: the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Good Energies, Inc., the government of Luxembourg, the government of the Netherlands, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF), the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and the Asia Sustainable and Alternative Energy Program (ASTAE)