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Published on January 25th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers


Capturing Sunlight in a Bulb Will Hopefully Eliminate Kerosene for Lighting

January 25th, 2012 by  

With advances in renewable energy lighting products like this LED bulb from Nokero, impoverished areas of the world that have no electricity will begin to enjoy better lives, and school children will be able to read at night — affordably and safely.

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is a writer, producer, and director. Meyers was editor and site director of Green Building Elements, a contributing writer for CleanTechnica, and is founder of Green Streets MediaTrain, a communications connection and eLearning hub. As an independent producer, he’s been involved in the development, production and distribution of television and distance learning programs for both the education industry and corporate sector. He also is an avid gardener and loves sustainable innovation.

  • I got a similar one 3 years ago and gave it to a lady in the mountains of Nicaragua. Actually I liked it better because you could use it as a flashlight, and it was adjustable in brightness and beamwidth.

  • I love the Nokero. You hang it on a stick or a tree branch in the sun during the day to soak up sunlight in the four solar panels on the sides. Or you could just lay it right on the ground in the sun.

    Then when the sun goes down, you bring it in and hang it from the ceiling, as the solr power winds down. The switch is to save an hour of power for the dark early morning in case you need some then.

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