Nokero which stands for “No Kerosene” is a Denver-based company founded by Steve Katsaros, supports to develop solar products that are safe and environmentally friendly. The development of Nokero’s products aims to eliminate the world’s harmful use of fuels such as kersone and paraffin in candles for light and heat. It can be noted that for some parts of the world especially in the third world countries, a safe and reliable energy supply were too minimal. For this reason, Nokero offers their Solar Powered Light Bulb as a solution.
The Solar Powered Light Bulb is a safe and affordable light source for the poor families who lack accessibility to reliable energy supply. The reason why it’s called a solar powered light bulb is that it has a solar panel that was embedded to collect solar energy to charge the battery by day and brings out light by night. The N200 bulb carries four LEDs and it has NiMH AA size battery. Apparently, this bulb utilizes pivot technology that allows the increase of insulation rates. Its high temperature battery is also efficient in all climates that can last for 2-3 years, which is also replaceable for only $1. The bulb itself is built to last for up to five years. Moreover, Nokero estimates that it can save the 20% expenditure of a family’s income that usually are spent to purchase candles, charcoal, wood and kerosene.
In other words, the effort of Nokero in developing this solar light bulb is truly charitable beneficial to those communities who are in need with reliable light source. In fact they already started the distribution of Nokero bulbs in Navajo Nation to off-grid citizens. Also, their collaboration with non-profit organizations helps Nokero to extend the distribution to other countries like Haiti, Mexico, Pakistan and Japan.