I've recently been hearing good things about solar products from a company called Nokero
. The firm's impetus was to design an alternative to kerosene lanterns for developing countries (Nokero is short for no kerosene
). Besides environmental concerns, Kerosene fumes and smoke aren't healthy; especially for children. While FreePlay
and a few other businesses have long been providing wind-up, kinetic lighting devices, Nokero took a different approach and primarily went solar. Their N100 and N200 lights are LED powered and feature a replaceable, rechargeable AA battery (sustainable). They even look like conventional incandescent light bulbs (familiar). A durable, water-resistant design coupled with an affordable price makes these lights worth considering for office back-ups or primary lighting in austere environments.