A global conversion to LED lighting could cut the world's lighting consumption in half, while increasing access to lighting by 50 percent. The technology is ready, emerging countries are ready, yet roll-out of LED in the world's poorest, fastest growing cities is still a "first-world problem."

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  • Molly Anders

    Molly Anders is a former U.K. correspondent for Devex. Based in London, she reports on development finance trends with a focus on British and European institutions. She is especially interested in evidence-based development and women’s economic empowerment, as well as innovative financing for the protection of migrants and refugees. Molly is a former Fulbright Scholar and studied Arabic in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.