Meet Nokero, the world’s only solar light bulb which has been designed to replace kerosene lamps and provide light to homes who are unable to afford electricity. Each bulb has 4 solar panels on the exterior which is able to collect solar energy during the day. A rechargeable battery within stores the energy. Whenever required, a switch located at the opposite end of the bulb is pressed to make it glow [bulb has five LEDs].
With about 1.6 billion people living without electricity, Nokero is like a boon for them to at least enjoy light after the sun sets. Nokero also provides a clean and cost effective solution for those who still use kerosene lamps which is hazardous and polluting.
“Nokero is weather proof, affordable and cost efficient”. It can glow for 4 hours when fully charged. With every day use, the bulb can function for 5 years. If battery needs to be replaced [about every two years] it can also be done very easily. Invented by Stephen Katsaros of Denver, CO, each bulb is priced at $16.00. For purchasing in bulk there are significant reductions involved. For more information you could visit Nokero.com.
[source : nokero.com]