The POD lights effectively address the rural lighting problem in 5 ways:
- Affordable – The low price of each POD light is more in line with the income stream of rural populations. At less than $7, it is 85% cheaper than kerosene and much more affordable than a $20-$100 solar lantern.
- Good for the environment – LED technology is carbon neutral.
- Safe – There is no risk of fire with any of the three charging methods.
- Provides enough light for basic tasks and room lighting – Each POD is many times brighter than the light produced by a typical kerosene lantern and can be used as an individual light source for task lighting or can be combined with other POD lights in a variety of ways to provide even more light.
The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011