News release: Safe lighting for everyone, everywhere

Geneva, Switzerland, 2015-01-19 – Lighting plays an important role in our everyday lives. Switching a light on is such a routine task that we often take it for granted. However there are 1.2 billion people worldwide who lack access to electricity and electric lighting.

The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), the global organization that develops International Standards and manages four Conformity Assessment Systems covering all fields of electrotechnology, is delighted to be associated with the International Year of Light, which is being officially launched in Paris on 19 and 20 January 2015.