Solar Lights


Solar Torch

The solar torch is the smallest light we provide, but also very powerful. It is very portable, perfect for carrying on dark nights, checking on livestock or using around the house at night. It is also very useful for cooking, reading or writing, its powerful LED gives a very bright reading light.

It comes with a panel, framed in sturdy plastic, optimal for traveling people and nomads.

It is light, but yet robust to bumps and scratches, is easy to operate  and can be slipped into any pocket or bag or simply carried.

This solar torch is a handy little light, which is very portable, but still gives enough light to do all mobile tasks, while also providing good spot light for reading and writing.

It can be held, stood or hung.

· Small, but handy

· Ideal for traveling

· Robust plastic coating around lamp and panel

· Very bright single LED, 50 –80 lumen

· Set consisting of panel with cable, lamp and rechargeable batteries, as well as instruction leaflet

Donate One Now – 10 Euro Donates one Torch



Project with Self Help Africa

In April 2009 Solar Without Frontiers sent 6 solar lights to a small village called Gilgil in Kenya’s Nakuru district. The project in Gilgil is run by Self Help Africa, who sent volunteers from Mc Egan College in Macroom, a local secondary school, together with other Irish students, into the village to help in their agricultural program. The lights are the first solar lights to come to this village, where people have been using kerosene lamps all along. Kerosene lamps can be hazardous for eyes and lungs, are not bright enough and can pose a fire threat to the local houses. They burn kerosene, expensive and not environmentally friendly. The solar lights are a lot cleaner and are not a fire and health hazard to people.

The solar lights are to stay in this community for a trial period, accompanied by an evaluating questionnaire to assess the needs of people and demand and problem areas for the future. A bigger roll-out is planned for the nearer future to lighten up the village of Gilgil, and make this sound source of light available for everyone.

Project with CIVS

CIVS is a volunteer organization in Nairobi, who organizes work placements in rural areas all over Kenya. The team is organizing workcamps for foreign and Kenyan volunteers  in villages, where their organization has set up local investment schemes. These microfinancing schemes give people the ability to use a microcredit to buy, for example, a solar light to aid their business or cottage industry. This way, they are able to work in the evening, producing more and working more efficiently. The systems, along other products and equipment, are repaid over a period of time. In the case of the solar lights, the money raised by this will stay in the community, giving the opportunity to aid the local institutions, like schools, community centres or dispensaries in acquiring a solar system to the benefit of all.

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