The first phase of The ENERGY SMART FUND LED BULB GIVEAWAY project commenced on March 30, 2015 and ended on July 10, 2015. Enterprise Growth Fund Ltd. (EGFL) the Division of Energy and Telecommunications, The Inter-American Development Bank and Caribbean LED Lighting Inc. collaborated with the Barbados Light & Power Co Ltd (BL&P) and Courts Barbados Ltd. to facilitate the distribution of packages containing five LED light bulbs to BL&P account holders.
Judging from the large crowds which turned out at the various Courts locations to take advantage of this initiative, it was evident that those waiting in the long lines were willing to test the economic and environmental benefits of using LEDs which are more energy efficient lighting options than the more widely used incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. It is hoped that consumers will continue to use the LEDs so that the island’s scare energy resources may be conserved.
The Division of Energy indicated that the response from the public to the giveaways was extremely positive and noted that a second phase will be launched in September in order to reach more BL&P account holders.