Nokero Showcases Cheapest Solar Light Bulb In World

Nokero has made a bit of a name for itself in marketing and selling environmentally friendly solar-based technologies such as solar lights and solar battery chargers. It is now introducing what it says is the most affordable solar light bulb in the world, and it is aimed at emerging markets.

The N180-Start, said Nokero, prices for $6 for a single bulb. It focuses upon off grid lighting needs, particularly in parts of the world which still make use of kerosene for lighting fuel. Fires and health concerns are unfortunately too common with this fuel source, with more than 1 million people per year said to be killed by kerosene fires alone.

image via Nokero

image via Nokero

Technical specifications of this solar light bulb indicate it will provide up to four hours of light after a full recharge in the sun at a brightness of 5 lumens. It hangs outdoors for charging, and its rechargeable battery should last up to two years under most conditions. It reportedly pays for itself in as little as 15 days.

Launched alongside the N180-Start was a higher end offering known as the N222. More aimed at those with some money to spend, it prices around $45. Features include dual solar/AC charging, a USB port for mobile phone charging, integrated hanging clip, interchangeable lens system and a base stand. Both are available now.

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  • ted

    That means you’d have to unscrew every light bulb you have and hang them under your window every day. I’m not sure if I like that idea. But, that’s just me…

    • Pete Danko

      Screw what? You just hang it up, ted. Plus, this isn’t intended for Westerners with a house filled with dozens of lights – it’s for folks in places with no access to electricity where a few hours of light from one or two lightbulbs in their home would make a big difference.

      • ted

        Thanks for the clarification Pete. I feel really stupid right about now. And you make complete logical sense. I will now go bow my head in shame…

  • Steve Kintz

    we got solar lights at the dollar store. they run all night on a charge by the sun and even cloudy days. they put out about 5 limens also,,and only replace the aaa batt 2 times a year.

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