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.