Nokoro, who claims to be the world's only manufacturer of solar bulbs, announced on November 16 that it will launch a new Nokoro N200, 60% brighter than its predecessor, N100.
The bulbs are designed for communities around the world that do not have reliable electricity supplies.
The company claims that the N200 can last for more than six hours at the cost of a day and, according to the press release, is designed to make "billions of people around the world live without electricity" affordable.
"The light bulb contains a solar panel through which sunlight can be absorbed and stored in batteries used at night. In order to save electricity, the light bulb automatically closes in bright light and has rain-proof function, which can be used outdoors.
The bulb is currently being used to help flood victims in refugee camps in Pakistan and orphanages in Kenya. According to a press release, Nokoro also plans to ship the bulb to Iraq to replace the expensive diesel generators currently in use.
Research by the Intermediate Technology Development Group and the World Health Organization estimates that indoor air pollution caused by this fuel causes 1.
Five million people die every year.
Solar lighting is a growing trend in Europe and the United States due to environmental factors rather than health factors.
Most major retailers offer a variety of solar garden lights and lighting devices, even on Amazon. com. com.