2023 IALD Enlighten Americas

Are you registered for IALD Enlighten Americas 2023? Our Fundraising Ambassador Tina Aghassian and our Community Outreach Jenny Werbell will present Light Reach and our current and upcoming programs on Saturday November 4th. Come hear our latest news and find out how you can join our mission. See you in Banff! Register here.
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Nathalie and Jenny presenting Light Reach at the leducation podium

LEDucation 2023 a great success

LEDucation 2023 was a great success! Thank you DLFNY for putting together such an impactful conference. Our own Nathalie Rozot and Jenny Werbell presented Light Reach, and were thrilled to have such an engaged audience who asked thoughtful questions. Thank you all for coming out! For those who expressed an interest in volunteering, please reach…
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people sitting on a bench in laziza park with our illuminated graffiti wall in the background

Laziza Garden is lit! Come visit!

Laziza Brewery in Beirut was a place of respite during the civil war, and neighbors have fond memories of enjoying an ice cold beer on its terrace. Most of what remained of the building was destroyed in the horrific Beirut blast, after which the community reclaimed the space and converted it into a garden. The…
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poster for WIL global gathering 2022


Have you gotten your ticket to WIL Global Gathering on March 8th? Our own Manal Kahale will present at 6:10am EST. Ring in International Women’s Day with us! If you act fast, you may still be able to get a free ticket here.
dancer in arabesque pose on a temoporary stage lit by one of our solar floodlights

Temporary Art Platform, Beirut

Our collaboration with Temporary Art Platform that was up Aug. 27 – Sept.5 was a great illustration of the synthesis of creativity and sustainability for building resilience and community. We illuminated the Beirut RiverLESS Forest urban afforestation project to create a magical setting for 10 days of artistic installations, film screenings and live performances on…
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child smiling inside the mobile playground

Participlay Mobile Playground

We illuminated the Participlay mobile playground in the Bourj Hammoud area of Beirut. This project was conceived and constructed by Nusaned, an NGO doing great work reconstructing Beirut, and Reality Studio. Just one parking spot was needed to construct this creative safe space for children. Lebanon faces multiple ongoing crises and challenges, but we must…
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Streetlights are up!

We installed the first streetlights for our Light for Lebanon program in Beirut, on Salah Labaki road from Akkawi road to the orthodox hospital. This project was a collaboration with Live Love Beirut, an NGO doing much great work in rebuilding the capital. Firefighters also helped us to remove the old, broken lights and replace…
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image of a solar security floodlight in beirut with a person standing underneath

1,500 solar lights in Beirut

Light Reach celebrates Earth Day with the first 1,500 solar lights for Light for Lebanon. We launched this program in response to the devastating port explosion that destroyed large swaths of Beirut in August 2020. Beirut’s already unreliable electricity supply was crippled by the blast. With the ongoing economic crisis, the state electricity company cannot…
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arc features Light for Lebanon

The February 2021 issue of arc features Light for Lebanon in an interview with our partner Manal Kahale. She reveals her path to lighting design that took her from her hometown Beirut to NYC, Dubai and Los Angeles, where she met her mentors and honed her skills. She returned to Beirut to give back to…
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Light for Lebanon at LuxLive!

Our very own Manal Kahale will introduce our program Light for Lebanon and talk about what inspired her to become a lighting activist in her hometown Beirut. LuxLive Digital Festival by Women in Lighting will take place on November 12th from 2pm – 4pm GMT (9am – 11am EST). Register here for what promises to…
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the completely dark streets of Beirut after the 2020 explosion

Light Reach launches Light for Lebanon

Three weeks ago on August 4, 2020, the largest non-nuclear explosion in history tore through Beirut, destroying homes, businesses and entire neighborhoods in this beautiful metropolis that was once called the Paris of the Middle East. The blast killed over 180 people, injured 6,000 and left 300,000 homeless. An already shaky power grid sustained significant…
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