Solar lanterns are designed as low-cost alternative to a Solar Home Lighting system (SHLS). There are many models available in the market but generally, consists of a photo-voltaic panel and a lantern containing a high efficiency lamp/ LED lights, a rechargeable battery and a charge control circuit.
Some solar lanterns also charge mobile phones and run a radio.
• Easy to use and maintain
• Small, compact and portable as opposed to SHLS
• Low initial capital
• Bright enough to be used as a main source of lighting as well as a back up
1. FIREFLY MOBILE LANTERN
This is an affordablesuperbright mini SHLS with phone charging capabilities. Consists of 1.5watts panel, about 1ah battery, 1 led lamp.
2. POWAPACK SOLAR LANTERN
This is an affordable mini –solar home lighting system that can power a small radio and is convenient for a home with 4 lighting points. Also has phone charging capability. Consists of 5watts panel, 5ah battery, 4 led lights.
3. BRIGHT BOX SOLAR LANTERN
This is an affordable mini SHLS with phone charging capabilities. Consists of 5watts panel, 4ah battery, 2 led lights