Items Tagged “solar-light”

Angaza Design: Clean, solar light for Africa

An idea presented on Indiegogo earlier this year:

We are on a mission to replace dirty kerosene with sustainable, clean and affordable light.

The Problem:

Imagine life without light! Families in the developing world spend over 30% of their precious income on dirty, unsafe kerosene fuel just to have light after the sun goes down. .... Children who study by kerosene light inhale the equivalent of smoking 2 packs of cigarettes each night. This is the reality of life for over 1.6 billion people across the globe.

The Solution:

Angaza Design was started in early 2009 with a focus on eradicating energy poverty in rural communities around the world. After months of living in rural villages in Tanzania and seeing the debilitating effects of dependence on kerosene light, we set off with a goal of creating high-quality, high-performance solar lights and battery chargers for off-grid families and small businesses, to fulfill their pressing need for clean and reliable energy.

Selected Perks:

  • $55 Give a light! Deliver 1 Angaza SoLite to a rural hospital, school, or community center in East Africa.
  • $120 Give a light, Get a light! Deliver 1 Angaza SoLite to a rural hospital, school, or community center in East Africa and get one to you too!

Visit their website to learn more.

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Luci: The Beautiful Solar Powered Light

From earlier this year at Indiegogo:

A solar powered light designed by MPOWERD that’s beautiful enough for your own home but within reach of the whole world

The two most popular perks:

$50 Give a Luci, Get a Luci - Give one light to a family in the developing world and get a Luci of your own. We'll also send you a thank you Tweet.

$100 Give Two Lucis, Get One - Give two lights to families in the developing world and we'll send you a Luci for yourself along with a thank you Tweet.

The current retail price on their website is $14.95 (for 'give' or 'get'), with a $5 discount for subsequent 'give' purchases. The retail product is also available at Amazon.

One thing that's not clear from their Indiegogo project or the company's website: the light is inflatable. From a review:

You use this Luci solar lantern by blowing it up like you would a beach ball or raft. When it’s fully inflated after a few puffs, it has metallic reflection plates on the top and the bottom. These diffuse the light and make it spread across the room or tent. It’s surprisingly bright on the high mode—good enough to read by while cozy in your sleeping back or cheap guesthouse room with one dim bulb.

Tags:   2013 indiegogo solar-light