LED Flashlights in the Kenyan Market

Quality Problems Confirmed by Laboratory Testing

A Roadblock to widespread adoption of efficient lighting is being formed by quality problems with LED flashlights; quality issues in the flashlight segment are spoiling the market in general. In field research with LED flashlight users in Kenya, almost 90% reported problems and dissatisfaction (Tracy, Jacobson, & Mills, 2009). In this report we document our laboratory performance testing of eight LED flashlights and one incandescant flashlight that were purchased through retail outlets in Kenya.

Resource Type: Case Studies & Project Information, Market Analysis & Trends

Country: Africa, Kenya

Language: English