According to the World Bank, over 1.2 billion people – or 20% of the world population – live without electricity on our planet.
The main use for electricity is lighting and without this basic utility, many simple activities become hard to achieve. Critical time for study and work, for example, is lost because of a lack of light.
Those without access to electric light often turn to burning kerosene to sustain their work throughout the nighttime hours. Among the numerous disadvantages of kerosene, it produces a murky, dull light at best. Kerosene lamps are burned indoors, thus compounding the problem because inhaling the emissions from the flame is toxic and is linked to cancer among other health issues. When burned, the wicks release black carbon, which is bad for the environment. Further, the wicks and the fuel require constant replacement.
At EzyLife, when we observed this challenge we decided to tackle it. Because most houses receive direct sunlight for the entire length of the day, we introduced solar lights into our product portfolio.
We have not branded our own solar lights yet, so we distribute other products. We are always on the lookout for brighter, mightier and longer lasting lights to sell. We settled with Green Light Planet’s line of Sun Kings: the Mobile, Pro and Pro 2.
The advantages of using solar lights are copious. Solar lights use natural light to produce energy. Along with being healthy for the environment, the clean nature of the light is also healthy for the people around the light. The lights are durable, waterproof and portable. These are all stark contrasts to conventional kerosene lamps.
The lights have varying settings and can last up to 36 hours on the lowest setting. The light that is emitted is bright, invigorating and can be up to 100x brighter than conventional kerosene lamps. With all these benefits, the lights will eventually save money by eliminating the need to buy fuel and wicks.
Solar lights are beautiful and functional at the same time. They can be put into a stand, held or hung, making them extremely versatile. The Pro 2 includes two ports for charging phones; the Pro includes one. This is a huge draw for our customers, because even though they have minimal amounts of money, many have phones. Mobile phones are used for doing business and also increase safety.
Learn more about these products at ezylife.com.
Story by Graham Binder, Assistant to the President, EzyLife.
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