LED technology has received the backing of a former prime minister and a Chinese movie star after a project was launched to provide 1,000 villages in China with LED lighting.
In a joint initiative between The Climate Group and the Jet Li One Foundation, Tony Blair and Jet Li have launched the 1,000 Village Solar LED Initiative in Guiyang, China.
Due to the constraints of getting rural Chinese locations connected to the grid, alternative technologies such as solar LED have become increasingly popular as a cheap and efficient lighting source.
"There is a credible, practical, realistic as well as radical way to act," commented the former prime minister.
"But we need to start making these decisions now which is why I am delighted to be supporting this initiative with Jet Li today."
The news follows an announcement from Osram that the firm has launched a pilot programme to demonstrate the LED street lighting of the future in Furth, Germany.