Enabling Solid State Lighting Market Transformation & Promotion of Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lighting

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From August 22, 2016 to March 31, 2021

Project ID: 5120

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Energy efficiency


  • Industrial
  • Appliances



Transformed sector(s)

  • Materials and manufacturing

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Policy advice


  • Capacity building
  • Monitor inventory
  • Finance economy


  • Alignment
  • Technical capacity building
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Standards/ Labeling/ Guideline
  • Impact assessment
  • Energy finance

Social inclusion

  • Women
  • Private sector

Gender equality

  • Awareness raising (on gender)

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • Sci-tech pathway
  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 7.3 Double global rate energy efficiency improvement

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

About this project


This project aims to reduce energy consumption for lighting in China through the improvement of the quality and energy efficiency of lighting products and promoting their application to save electricity and reduce the greenhouse gas emission directly or consequentially. This will be facilitated through the improvement of the quality and energy performance of locally produced solid state lighting (SSL) products, and popularize and promote the widespread application of such lighting products in China. A carefully designed set of activities will be carried out under this Project to achieve the following outcomes: (1) Enabling of enhanced and strategic SSL technology and market developments based on comprehensively assessed and documented up-to-date status of the SSL industry and market in China; (2) Facilitation of support and incentives in the local production of quality SSL products, and in the application of SSL products compliant with established quality and energy performance standards; (3) Increased penetration rate of SSL products especially in the residential sector in China; and, (4) Enhanced quality and energy performance of locally produced SSL products both for the domestic and international markets. The project is expected to bring about increased utilization of SSL products in lighting system applications in the country, which are expected to be energy saving, and consequently contribute to the country's global climate change mitigation targets.


Facilitation of the enhanced production and widespread application of quality solid state lighting (SSL) products in China.

USD $6,392,694

Grant amount

USD $26,755,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($6,392,694)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of China

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