For the 1.3 billion people in the world living without the electricity needed to run medical clinics and schools, Nokero has released a very bright, solar-powered LED which should make health care and education much easier. Equally as important, perhaps, is the fact that Nokero solar lights remove the need for kerosene lanterns, whose toxic fumes are the equivalent of smoking 40 cigarettes a day, according to Nokero’s website.
Nokero’s newest solar lamp, the N220, was designed to meet the needs of those 1 in 5 people living on the planet without electricity, as well as those operating nonprofits and humanitarian relief efforts who up to now have been unable to bring help because of a lack of light. The company says this latest model, listed at $29, offers twice the brightness of the $20 Nokero 200, which was introduced back in late 2010.
Called the “World’s Only Solar Light Bulb” by Nokero, the N220 solar lamp is, like Nokero’s other offerings, rainproof, since solar lights need to remain outside to charge and can’t always be retrieved before rain comes. It is also small enough to fit in the palm of a grown person’s hand, for easy portability. Also like other Nokero offerings, the N220 is built around a high-efficiency, highly reliable solar panel, which keeps Nokero lights small and less expensive to ship but long-lasting. In addition, its double-A rechargeable NiMH (nickel-metal hydride) batteries last for about a year and a half before they need replacement.
These small but highly reliable solar LED lights, as we reported last November, were part of humanitarian relief efforts in Turkey after that country was devastated by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Nokero, as a member of the United Nations Foundation’s Sustainable Energy for All (SEFA) effort, is pleased to present yet another sturdy, solar-powered LED light through its international distribution partners or via its website for $29, a price that the company describes as “above the retail price in off-grid regions.”