By: Nuru Lights  09-12-2011
Keywords: kerosene

The POD lights effectively address the rural lighting problem in 5 ways:

  1. 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.
  2. Good for the environment – LED technology is carbon neutral.
  3. Safe – There is no risk of fire with any of the three charging methods.
  4. 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

Keywords: kerosene

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Based on our findings, we created a light that is not only affordable and durable, but is also tailor-made to meet the needs of the Base of the Pyramid consumer. With the customer in mind, we spent our time in rural Rwanda, field-testing the light, taking extensive feedback from actual users. With seed funding from the World Bank, we spent 14-months designing the Nuru Lighting system.