- Did you know that more than 1.6 billion people worldwide—a quarter of the world’s population—lives without electricity, and billions more live with intermittent electricity?
- Did you know that each year there are approximately 190 million tons of carbon dioxide released by fuel lanterns—the equivalent of 30 million cars?
- Did you know that more than 1 million people die every year from fires caused by fuel lighting?
Nokero, a Colorado-based company with production in Asia, is working to diminish these staggering figures and improve lives by introducing the world’s only solar light bulb as an economical, safe, and clean-burning alternative.
Nokero created the light bulbs with a goal of lowering overall CO2 emissions globally by improving quality and efficiency in consumption. In the developing world, people do not have access to high efficiency lights, stoves, or other modern necessities. Instead, citizens burn kerosene-filled lamps for light, and sometimes heat, made from recycled cans and strips of cloth. These lamps generate dangerous fumes that can cause health problems and are relatively expensive for people making an average of $1 per day.
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