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The Nokero N200 – a solar light bulb making a real difference

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Much of the developing world uses kerosene for indoor lighting. As it’s both expensive and prone to starting fires, the Nokero N200 is a welcome alternative.

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The Nokero N200 is actually a solar-powered lamp shaped like a traditional incandescent light bulb. Considered to be 60% brighter than it’s predecessor, the Nokero N100, this fun shaped lamp -whose recharagable battery is powered by 4 LED’s – will last up to six hours when set at normal mode. Its “turbo task” setting is even brighter but lasts only 2.5 hours on a single charge. It’s simple rotatable design allows it to be aimed in the direction of the sun for chargning.″><param

All this makes it an extremely useful lighting alternative in third world countries where firewood is scarce and electricity isn’t available.

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This lamp is designed to be rainproof, with its rubber-sealed switch and tight fitted casings. And it’s built to be tough too, making it a great fit for camping. Affordably priced at around $15, with a life expectancy of around 5 years, sounds like this is a handy gadget to have around.

Debra Atlas is a freelance environmental writer and eco-enthusiast based in Northern California, and is the Red Ferret’s Ecological Editor. Debra looks for the upside of eco-change – what’s positive, making a difference. She hunts down those interesting things cooked up by creative minds, especially if they’re strange and eccentric.

Debra Atlas – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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