“If you’re in the luckiest one percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 percent.” — Renowned investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett
Light, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness
Given our Independence Day celebration, I’d like to ask your indulgence in taking a few liberties with the Declaration of Independence and suggest that, in addition to all men being created equal to enjoy “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness,” we update that line to emphasize the inalienable right to "Light, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” (Note: The Declaration of Independence was issued in 1776; Thomas Edison invented the light bulb in 1879.)
1) Nokero: The World’s Most Affordable Solar Light Bulb
An astounding 1.3 billion people currently live in what’s known as energy poverty, with no access to consistent sources of electricity. On June 27, Nokero International, LLC announced availability of its ultra-efficient solar light bulb, the N182, billed as the world’s brightest and most affordable LED solar light bulb. Offering double the light output in housing two-thirds the size of its predecessor, the new, trimmer N182 employs the most efficient LED on the market today, a radically redesigned circuit board, and a cost-effective, 1-1/2” micro solar panel to collect the solar energy from which it gets its charge. With a free six- to eight-hour charge from the sun, Nokero’s N182 can provide light for five or more hours, depending on charging conditions.
“Product innovations like this matter because every increase in efficacy translates into longer run times and increases in brightness. This allows businesses to stay open longer, children to study longer, families to recreate more safely in areas without electricity and medical personnel to better provide humanitarian aid in event of a disaster,” noted said Nokero founder and CEO Steve Katsaros.
The patented, pocket-sized N182 housing is configured so that it may be used as a hanging light, a standing task light or personal flashlight. Nokero has worked with NGOs, corporate partners and distributors to provide 1 million solar light bulbs to people in 130 countries, 600,000 of those were provided to the energy impoverished free of charge. Those interested in becoming distributors or learning more can ‘see the light’ at www.Nokero.com.