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The Efficient Lighting Initiative (ELI), implemented by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) between 1999 and 2003 in Argentina, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Peru, Philippines and South Africa, has demonstrated a substantial market impact, especially on sales and prices of CFLs in the original seven countries. IFC is now using the ELI brand as a springboard to launch a self-sustaining, fee-based, quality certification service for efficient lighting products worldwide, with an emphasis on developing countries. The China Standard Certification Center (CSC) will administer the next generation of ELI. IIEC will be a part of the international consultant team assisting CSC to extend product certification to a wider range of efficient lighting technologies worldwide, including promotion of promising new technologies, such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs).



The ELI Team is led by Mr. Li Tienan of CSC, and the international consulting team includes Mr. Nils Borg, International Cooperation and Financing; Dr. Peter du Pont (Danish Energy Management A/S and IIEC Board Chair), Asia Outreach; Dr. Gilberto Januzzi, Latin America Outreach; and Mr. Sommai Phon-Amnuaisuk (IIEC-Bangkok), Manufacturer Liaison. Dr. du Pont will work to develop ELI program partners throughout Asia. Mr. Phon-Amnuaisuk will assist CSC to approach international lighting manufacturers to seek and initiate their cooperation, to integrate ELI with available resources of other energy efficiency market transformation programs in the region, and to coordinate this effort with other international consultants. For more information, please contact Sommai Phon-Amnuaisuk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .