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Solar Lightbulbs

Posted on Monday, August 16th, 2010 at 4:43 pm by Solar Energy USA

Here is a great article about how solar light bulbs (counter intuitive, I suppose, but there is a small battery system attached to the bulb) are actually saving lives.  Over 1.6 billion people world wide are living without electricity.   Many of these people depend on kerosene lanterns to provide light.  Apparently, kerosene fumes don’t do much for you when they get into your lungs and the lamps are a large fire hazard.  A large number of deaths can be attributed to kerosene lamp usage every year.

The bulbs cost as little as $6.00 and will generate 2 to 4 hours of light for every 8 hours in the sun.