Solar Light bulb will save us a lot of money from electric/gas bills! It's awesome for outdoor overnight adventures too like camping and stuff...health risk free from fumes if you use gas or kerosene...
NOKERO is great to have for the following
HOUSE USE - Save on bills using this Solar bulb! Free Lights from the Sun! No more recurring charges! No more Kerosene expense
COMMUNITY USE - If you are an Non-Governmental Organization, you can adopt a Community with no access to power with this
OVERNIGHT CAMPING - Get a bright enough night light inside your tent, totally safe!
EMERGENCY LIGHT - Good to have in your car just in case you break down
BOAT USE - Excellent for island travelling on bankas and yachts
Nokero (short for No Kerosene) was formed in June 2010 by inventor Steve Katsaros to develop safe and environmentally-friendly solar products that eliminate the need for harmful and polluting fuels used for light and heat around the world, and most importantly, are affordable to the communities that need them.
Nokero stands for “No Kerosene,” and our bulbs are an all-in-one solar system that is already completely and successfully replace kerosene lamps and paraffin candles in places all around the world. Best of all, our lighting products are more economical than any other lights of their kind (For more, visit the Nokero Dealer Page)
A Nokero light charges by day and brings hours of light each night. Nokero products original designs utilize the best technology available.
Bulb shape makes it easily identifiable – anyone can use it
Pivot technology allows for maximum efficiency - the solar panel can pivot toward the sun to increase insolation rates.
The most affordable solar light of its kind
Quality design and construction
The best commercially available solar panels
High-temperature battery works efficiently in all climates
An estimated 1.6 billion people live without access to electricity. Left in the dark, most turn to kerosene and other fossil fuels for light. Living with a kerosene lamp is like smoking 40 cigarettes a day, and more than 1.8 million people a year die from complications arising from indoor air pollution. Kerosene fires are common, killing more than 1 million each year.
The problem affects us all: The smoke and CO2 coming from the world’s fuel lanterns is equivalent to the exhaust from 30 million cars.
Fuel is also expensive - about $40 billion per year is spent on lighting fuel by the world’s poorest people, yet those who use kerosene receive only 0.1% of total lighting services. Money that could be used for food and medicine is spent on fuel instead. With quality light, a family can continue being productive – cooking, studying, earning extra money for the family – into the night. Without it, a family is one step further from escaping poverty.
About Worldwide Kerosene Use
A quarter of humanity still obtains illumination via fuel-based lighting, usually Kerosene or “Kero”.
Usage is expected to shrink only slightly by 2030 (from 1.6 billion in 2006 to 1.3 billion in 2030), and is on the rise in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Fuel lighting is widespread in well over 100 countries.
Typical kerosene users burn their lamps for 1.5 hours a night
The Nokero N100 lasts about 2 hours a night on one day’s charge.
The Nokero N200 lasts 6-plus hours a night on one day’s charge.
The average user spends 5% of their income on lighting fuel.
Off-grid lighting users spend $40 billion per year (about 20% of all global lighting expenditures) yet receive only 0.1% of total lighting services.
Nokero pays for itself within weeks or months (depending on region) when replacing a kerosene lamp.
Recent market research has shown these users’ willingness to pay $6-$15 for solar LED products.
Better light creates improved study conditions, leading to a better overall economy for the host nation. (One report stated that study time of students rose from 1.47 hours to 2.71 hours per day, with a positive effect on school performance, when using LED lighting rather than fuel lamp lighting).
Off-grid businesses rank “improved lighting” highest among a set of improvements desired for their premises.
Those who buy a product take more care of it than those who are given a product.
Traditional solar home systems cost $300 or more and require installation.
Typical “hurricane” lanterns cost about $5US in most regions.
Battery-powered LED flashlights are available in some areas for about $5, but 87% of users had problems within 6 months.
Inhalation of fumes from fuel lamps is equivalent to smoking 40 cigarettes a day.
Exposure to single-wick lamps exposes user to 10 times more particulate matter (PM) than ambient health guidelines.
More than 1 million people per year die in fires started by fuel-lamps and lighting materials.
Indoor air pollution is responsible for the death of 1.6 million people every year—that’s one death every 20 seconds.
Long-term inhalation of hydrocarbons, including kerosene fumes, results in central nervous system damage, including loss of cognitive functions, gait disturbances, and loss of coordination.
Other health risks include burns, complications from fires or explosions, child poisoning because of inadvertent consumption, exposure to unburned fuel, and compromised ‘visual health’ because of sub-standard luminance levels.
1.3 million barrels of oil per day consumed by fuel lighting.
190 million tons of carbon dioxide released into atmosphere.
This is the equivalent of 30m cars.
One Nokero bulb can save 0.77 tons of CO2 during its lifetime.
Kerosene is not the only fuel used for light.
More than 7% of households in Tanzania burn wood for light.
20% of homes in Ethiopia burn biofuels (non-kerosene) for light.
A typical kerosene lamp emits about 10 lumens of light, similar to Nokero.
Nokero is made in a high-quality factory, has its CE certification, and is built to last 5+years when properly cared for.
Nokero’s battery lasts 2-3 years, and is replaceable for about $1 US.
Nokero is bulb-shaped, so it’s easy to identify what it is and how it works.
In most countries, the Nokero N200 pays for itself in 15 days to 2 months by eliminating the need for expensive candles or kerosene.
The Nokero N200 also makes an ideal camping light, or a portable RV light, emergency light, or marine light.
It brings 6 hours of light per night on "low" and 2.5 hours of light per night on "high",* but it can be charged for multiple days in a row to extend its lighting time.
The battery will last for 1.5 years, and can be replaced to keep the bulb lasting for years.
*The Nokero N200 can withstand rain, but is not waterproof and cannot be submerged
Ni-MH battery lasts 1.5 years, and is replaceable
Hangs outdoors for charging
Simple to use
One state-of-the-art, high quality solar panel
Four wide-angle, light emitting diodes
AA-sized recyclable battery
Automatically switches off in bright light to save charge
Customizable by brand or color
Number of LEDs: Four (4)
LED Current Draw: 50/150mA
Battery Capacity (max): 800 mAh
Battery operating temperature max: 55 degrees C
Battery operating temperature min: -20 degrees C
Housing material: ABS
Globe plastic: Polycarbonate
Hangar material: Stainless steel
Product dimensions: Length-8.5cm, Width-7.3cm, Height-17cm
Box dimensions: Length-9cm, Width-7.8cm, Height-10.3cm
Product weight: 130 grams
Daily operation time: 2.5 hours (high), 8 hours (low)
Switch type: 3-way Hi-Off-Low
*The Nokero N200 can withstand a rain, but is not waterproof and cannot be submerged
Q: Where can I buy Nokero?
A: At this time, Nokero is only available online at www.nokero.com, or at Wowislands in the Philippines Contact 0929-741-8885 or 455-3628 or email email@example.com
Q: How bright is Nokero?
A: Nokero is not as bright as a typical incandescent bulb and is about a 5-watt equivalent. The N200 is 13.5 lumens on high and 8 lumens on low, and the N100 is about 8 lumens. Both the Nokero N100 and N200 are bright enough to read by, cook by, study or perform household tasks. They are brighter than a smart-phone screen on its brightest setting, and most importantly it's light is brighter and steadier than a typical kerosene lantern or a candle. It takes the human eye 20-30 minutes to fully adjust to dim light so give your eyes time to adjust.
Q: What’s the best way to charge Nokero bulbs?
A: Be sure to hang the bulb in full, direct sunlight all day. Make sure the solar panels are getting the most sun possible. If it’s the N200, tilt it slightly toward the sun. For both bulbs, keep them out of any shadows that may pass over the bulb during the day. Don’t charge it from behind a window. Also remember - the bulbs works better on sunny days than cloudy days, but they can still charge on cloudy days.
Q: How bright is the Nokero N200?
A: The Nokero N200 has a high, low, and off switch. On high, the Nokero N200 is 60% brighter than the N100, and on low it is the same brightness.
Q: Who is Nokero meant for?
A: Nokero is primarily meant to provide a safe, clean alternative to the fuel lanterns currently used by the 1.6 billion people worldwide who lack reliable access to electricity, but it can also be used as a camping light, a marine light, or for many other purposes.
Q: Besides replacing kerosene lanterns, what else is Nokero used for?
A: Nokero has multiple applications. It can provide emergency light during or after natural disasters, it can be an outdoor recreation and camping lantern, or it can be used in and around outdoor patios and marine craft.
Q: How long does the Nokero N100’s light last?
A: On a full charge (multiple days charging), the Nokero N100 lasts about four hours. The power of sunlight varies according to location, but a day of charging in full sun offers about two hours of light, or more if charged by strong equatorial sunlight (see map on following page). Nokero’s duration of use each night is dependent on charging conditions.
Q: How long does the Nokero N200’s light last?
A: The Nokero N200 can last about 6 or more hours a night on one day’s charge. It also has a “Turbo Task” mode, where the light is 60% brighter than the N100, and on this setting the nokero can last 2.5 hours on one day’s charge. Nokero’s duration of use each night is dependent on charging conditions.
Q: For how long does a typical family use kerosene at night?
A: On average a family will use a kerosene lamp for 1.5 hours per night, according to a study done on behalf of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Page 20). Nokero is built to meet or exceed the light output and duration of kerosene lamps.
Q: How does the Nokero N100 work?
A: The Nokero N100's four solar panels charge a 1000 milliamp NiMH battery housed inside the bulb. The bulb then delivers power to five LED bulbs mounted inside the globe. The bulb does not slowly become dimmer - when the battery runs out, the bulb shuts off automatically. It can then be recharged in sunlight and used again in any dark setting.
Q: How does the Nokero N200 work?
A: The Nokero N200 has a single solar panel that can be tilted toward the sun to maximize charge capacity. At night or in darkness, the N200 can be pivoted in whatever direction light is needed.
Q: Can it withstand harsh weather?
A: Nokero is durable, rainproof, and built of impact-resistant plastic. It can withstand the snow, but it will last longer if not exposed to daily freezing/thawing. The bulb is not waterproof.
Q: What size is the Nokero N100?
A: It is 70 mm (2.76 in) in diameter and 125mm (4.92 in) high, or about the size of a standard lightbulb.
Q: What size is the Nokero N200?
A: It is about the size of a standard light bulb: 8.5 cm long, 7.3 cm wide, and 17 cm tall.
Q: How much does each bulb weigh?
A: Both bulbs weigh about 6 ounces.
Q: How many bulbs fit in a shipping container?
A: For the N100, a 20' container is 760 master cartons with 48 pcs in each for a total bulb count of 36,480 pcs. Production lead time is 5-6 weeks ex factory. For the N200, a 20’ container holds about 30,000 bulbs, and a 40’ container holds about 60,000 bulbs.
Q: What is the lifespan of the bulb?
A: A Nokero light can last 5-10 years if well-cared for. Nokero is built of replaceable parts, which means it can last many years if it's well taken care of. Its LEDs can last for more than a decade, its solar panels for ten years or more, and its battery for about 500 cycles or about 1.5 years. The battery is easily replaced for a very small fee (about $1-2 US depending on market forces).
Q: How do I become a Nokero dealer?
A: Nokero is looking for qualified partners to distribute Nokero to the people who need it most. Visit our dealer page, fill out the online form, and we will contact you with pricing and commercial ordering information.
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