The World Bank estimates that 780 million women and children breathing kerosene fumes inhale the equivalent of smoke from 2 packs of cigarettes a day. Moreover, kerosene lamps increase the risk of fire-related burns and often result in severe burns. We partnered with Namene Solar Light Company to bring affordable SM100 solar lights to underprivileged rural and off-grid communities.

The SM100 is one of the most affordable, independently certified high-quality solar lights, which meets Lighting Global standards. It is designed for everyday use. It is safe, clean and provides 6 hours of constant light in the evening so children can study and feel safe after dark. Parents can also work to earn an income even after the sun sets. ​It combines an extraordinarily compact and versatile design with a long lasting lithium iron phosphate battery creating a multi-functional light that meets the lighting needs of families living without access to an electricity grid.

SM100 SOLAR LIGHT FEATURES

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10+ HOURS OF LIGHTS AT 10 LUMENS

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30 LUMEN MAXIMUM BRIGHTNESS

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0.5W WHITE BLUE LED

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2 YEAR WARRANTY

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  • LED lighting: 0.5 W white blue LED
  • Battery: 4+ hours at 30 lumens or 10+ hours at a constant 10 lumens
  • Brightness: 30 lumen – 3 times brighter than kerosene
  • Integrated solar panel: 4 V, 75 mA polycrystalline
  • Certification: CE certified, PVoC, Lighting Global Product Quality verification pending
  • Warranty: 2 years

SIZE & WEIGHT

  • 165 x 105 x 74mm (with stand)
  • 143.5 x 105 x 74mm (with stand & tilted down)
  • Weight: 122g (including packaging)

MULTIFUNCTIONAL FLEXIBLE USE

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HANGABLE

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HEADTORCH

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OFF THE STAND USE

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HANDHELD

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DETACHABLE

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FULL 360℃ ROTATION

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IMPROVES HEALTH
by avoiding indoor pollution caused by kerosene lamps
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ASSISTS EDUCATION
by allowing children to safely study after dark
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INCREASES SAFETY
by providing reliable and safe light after dark
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ENHANCES DEVELOPMENT
by eliminating the high variable costs spent on expensive kerosene

IMPACT RELATIVE TO THE UNITED NATIONS
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS


After an initial payback of ca. 8-12 weeks, long term savings due to avoided kerosene expenditure of ca. USD 50-100 per annum.


Entry level lighting powered by the sun targeted at base-of-pyramid – affordable, reliable, durable and clean.

Improvement of living space air quality through eradication of kerosene lamps where high levels of black carbon emissions can trigger respiratory and eye diseases.


Eradicating 1 kerosene lamp offsets 370g of CO2 per annum (GOGLA standard impact metrics).


Improved conditions for home studying and a subsequent in case in study hours leading to pupil grade improvements.

Developed in partnership with SolarAid and working in close partnership with other commercial entities to expand deployment to eradicate kerosene lamps.

MEETS LIGHTING GLOBAL STANDARDS

SM100 solar light has been tested through Lighting Global’s rigorous Quality Assurance framework* and verified as to meeting their quality standards.

Lighting Global SM100 Specification Sheet

*Lighting Global is the World Bank Group’s platform to support sustainable growth of the international off-grid solar market as a means of rapidly increasing energy access to the 1.2 billion people without grid electricity.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

LED LIGHTING 0.5 W white blue LED
BRIGHTNESS 2 light settings: 4+ hours at 30 lumens, 10+ hours at 10 lumens
BATTERY Durable 4 V, 400 mAh LiFePO4 battery
SOLAR PANEL Integrated 4 V, 75 mA polycrystalline solar panel
MATERIALS & DURABILITY UV resistant ABS casing Flame retardant plastic Water resistant
SIZE & WEIGHT 165 x 105 x 74mm (with stand)
143.5 x 105 x 74 mm (with stand & tilted down)
WEIGHT 122g (including packaging)
INCLUDED WITH EACH LIGHT LED light with integrated solar panel
Multifunctional metal stand
User instructions with warranty card
Cardboard packaging
QUALITY CERTIFICATIONS CE certified, PVoC, Submitted for Lighting Global Product Quality verification. Results Q1 2019
WARRENTY 2 year
PACKAGING 24 lights per box + pallet of 1440 lights
BOX SIZE 120 x 80 x 118 cm
BOX WEIGHT 210kg

IMPLEMENTED CSR CAMPAIGNS

Project name: Madagascar Library
Location: Morondava, Madagascar
Implementing partner: Mercy Ministries

The lack of sufficient schools and quality education in Morondava were the motivation factor for local NGOs, to build 12 schools over the last 6 years and secure additional funding for food for 1200 underprivileged children on a daily basis. This project secured funds for 100 solar powered lamps which have been made available for use at the library and donated to the most underprivileged students of ‘Trinity Akininy’ School. The project goal was to enhance education by prolonging study hours at night in communities without access to electricity.

Project name: Ga-Dikgale communities
Location: Limpopo, South Africa
Implementing partner: Aluwani Foundation

This corporate philanthropy project was launched at the Solar Show Africa 2017 in Johannesburg. Each purchase of a product contributed to the donation of a single unit to orphans in Ga-Dikgale communities in Limpopo, South Africa. The initiative has been implemented with the support of Aluwani, a non-governmental organization that has provided child-care facilities and support to over 3,500 orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa. The project aims to mitigate health and safety risks by replacing expensive and hazardous kerosene lamps, while allowing children to safely study after dark.

Project name: SM100 SOLAR LIGHT donation to Siasikabole Primary School
Location: Choma District in Zambia
Implementing partner: SunnyMoney

Last December our partner Namene Solar Light Company launched their 2nd generation SM100 SOLAR LIGHT. PROINSO participated in a charity auction organised at the event and won. Proceeds were used for donation of 100 units of SM100 SOLAR LIGHTS to a primary school in Zambia. The SM100 SOLAR LIGHTS were distributed to students who live very far away and have to walk in the dark, while others were left at the school to allow the students who live close by to study in the evening using the lights. Mudenda Loyce, Head Teacher at the Siasikabole Primary School said: “On behalf of the pupils, teachers, community and indeed on my own behalf I say once more thank you very much. Believe you me that this Donation will go a long way in improving learner performance hence we will have a learned community who later will uplift the standard of living.”

ABOUT NAMENE SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY

The Namene Solar Light Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Yingli Namene Solar, owns the design rights to, and produces the SM100 Solar Light – a clean, affordable and sustainable source of light that substitutes dangerous and polluting kerosene lamps. The combined skills of Namene Solar’s in-house team of investors with backgrounds in investment banking and entrepreneurship, provide the necessary experience to integrate investment and financing solutions for SM100 solar light projects and clients.