Efficient Lighting Market Transformation Project

Project Summary

The Philippine Efficient Lighting Market Transformation Project is intended to address the barriers to widespread utilization of energy efficient lighting (EEL) systems in the Philippines. It is aimed at contributing to the realization of the country’s sustainable development objectives and its goal in reducing GHG emissions in the energy sector. It will specifically focus on the promotion of energy efficient version of linear fluorescent lamps (i.e., slim tube T8 triphosphor), CFLs, high intensity discharge lamps, ballasts (low loss electromagnetic and electronic), and luminaries. The project will accelerate integration of EEL promotion programs in the energy conservation and energy efficiency programs of the Philippines’ Department of Energy, enhance private sector’s involvement and appreciation of the benefits of EELs, and ensure that environmental impacts associated with the widespread use of EELs are mitigated. The objective of the project is to remove remaining technical and market barriers to the accelerated introduction and large-scale promotion of energy-efficient fluorescent lighting systems in the Philippines.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Department of Energy
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
97,800 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,130,655 USD
Co-financing Total
12,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 15,228,455.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
03 Mar 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
16 Aug 2000
Concept Approved
01 May 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
08 Nov 2004
Project closed
31 Dec 2010