Lemnis Lighting, a pioneer in sustainable LED lighting technology, illuminates Zambia this festival season by supporting Pharox Solar Kit customers through the ‘buy one, give one’ offer. Throughout December 2011, the areas relying on kerosene lanterns will be brightened up through the efforts of Lemnis’ customers from the U.S.
The latest United Nations report states that in order to get light, a rural African family had to spend 60 l of kerosene per year. A ton of CO2 is discharged by an average kerosene lamp within 10 years. Wood and kerosene can be replaced by solar lighting, from which the environment and public can be benefited.
In the previous year, through the Empowered by Light program, Lemnis provided over 1000 Pharox Solar Kits to the local schools of Zambia villages. The Solar- Zambia project supported offering almost 5,000 solar-powered lights to the rural Zambian communities. Cost-effective electric lighting facilitates the students to read or study at night, thereby conserving money and reducing the risks caused by fire and respiratory diseases.
The Pharox Solar Kit consists of a trendy spherical LED lamp with an incorporated USB port and charger and a solar panel. With the flexible solar panel, users can totally charge the Pharox Solar Kit battery in just eight hours. This LED lamp has the capacity to generate light for 8- 45 hours depending on one of three light levels, in which the lamp operates. The lamp in its highest level of illumination can brighten a 30 sq ft area.
Apart from serving as a lamp, the Pharox Solar Kit contains a USB port, which can be used to charge a tablet, cell phone, or an mp3 player. A 5.5 mm DC input for external power is also included. Other supplements include a replaceable battery, a charge indicator, and reusable packaging.