LFL currently provides lights and a recharging system purchased from Nuru Energy. The Nuru lighting system is "simple, safe and sustainable."
Not Fossil Fuel Based
Unlike wind and solar, the pedal POWERCycle Generator ensures that power is always available. The POWERCycle can charge up to five LED lights at once with just twenty minutes of pedaling and because it is easy to operate, even children can use it.
Note: Context, target audience living on less than $600 per year in developing countries.
|NURU Lighting System||Fossil Fuel||Electricity Grid||Fossil Fuel Generator||Commercial Headlamp|
|Details||The NURU Lighting System, LED lights & POWERCycle generator.||Lighting powered from fossil fuels such as kerosene or oil.||Electricity obtained from a power grid.||Electricity obtained from a fossil fuel powered generator.||Commercial camping headlamp, charger & rechargeable batteries.|
|Cost||Under $20||Over $50||Over $50||Over $50||Between $20 & $50|
|Safety||Very Safe||Unsafe ¶||Safe||Safe||Very Safe|
|Air Pollution †||Zero||Yes||Often||Yes||Sometimes|
|Light Efficiency||Very High||Low||Medium to High ‡||Medium to High ‡||Very High|
|NURU POWERCycle||Solar Power||Wind Energy||Electricity Grid||Fossil Fuel Generator|
|Charging Speed||Fast (20 minutes)||Slow (1 hour per hour of use)||Fast||On Demand||On Demand|
|Start Up Cost||Under $20||Over $50||Over $50||Over $50||Over $50|
|Operating Cost||$0||$0||$0||Over $50||Over $50|
|Reliability||Very Reliable||Weather-dependent||Weather-dependent||Not Reliable||Reliable|
See the NURU website for additional information.