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n. & v. • n. a shape made or revealed with sunlight. • v. to shape with sunlight -ed -ing [f. Gk. hḗlios ‘sun’+ Gk. phôs-, phōt- ‘light’ +  Gk. -morphos ‘shape’]

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Light Reach

September 2018

PhoScope is launching Light Reach, a radical photocentric initiative to fight light poverty and bring light equality, and facilitate and scale up social engagement in lighting practice. Light Reach serves the educational, artistic, social and recreational lighting needs of communities and individuals worldwide.


Light Reach is a multi-program global initiative with project-based templates and open source resources and includes:

One two-session Volunteer Training Program to provide teams with open-source tools such as guidelines on project processes, specifications for off-grid turnkey lighting kits, and pedagogical materials for community workshops on light and lighting.


Several Project Programs with replicable project models



Our first project program, Recreo de Noche, supports the rapid implementation of solar-powered lighting for community centers and community playgrounds throughout Puerto Rico.

Upcoming programs include Lighting for Unplanned Settlements – based on the ongoing  solar lighting project developed for Fokal in Haiti – and Lighting for Transitional Refuge.



PhoScope is launching a new website and social media platform for Light Reach: coming soon!

SUPPORT Light Reach

Help us fight light poverty and bring light equality



Contact us about sponsorship opportunities
Contact us about volunteering opportunities
Contact us about partnership opportunities