Nokero N200, the solar powered bulb

Solar energy systems can virtually lessen your electric bill and start saving.  The power generated by solar energy can be utilized in every part of the world. Today, when sources of energy like oil are decreasing fast due to high demand and lesser available resources, solar power energy products are an advantage.

An estimate 1.6 billion people live without access to electricity, most turn to kerosene and other fossil fuels for light.  Inhalation of fumes from fuel lamps is equivalent to smoking 40 cigarettes per day.

Nokero, short for No Kerosene, was formed to develop safe and environmentally-friendly solar products that eliminate the need for harmful and polluting fuels used for light and heat, an affordable product to the communities that need them.  One of their products is the solar powered bulb.

Nokero N200 is a small, lightweight and durable lighting solution that will allow users to enjoy a good level of lighting for very long periods of time, while in the same time keeping the environment clean. The bulb can last six or more hours on one day’s charge. What makes this light bulb special is that it also sports a rain-proof body.  Nokero N200 bulb contains four LEDs and is charged through an embedded solar panel connected to a NiMH AA size battery with a two-year lifespan. The bulb itself is made from a durable polycarbonate similar to that used in automobile headlights.  One interesting feature is the bulb’s auto-shutoff function.  It will only shine when ambient light falls below 200 lux.  This power saving feature is probably valued by those with the least electricity.

The bulb has been tested in countries likePakistan and Kenya and are also being shipped to needy families by Project CURE, the world’s largest distributor of donated medical supplies.

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