Updated on January 16, 2024

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Created on July 12, 2016

Nokero N233

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Third generation indoor and outdoor solar lamp.

Developed By
  1. Nokero Solar
Tested By
  • Lighting Global
  • Nokero Solar
Content Partners
Unknown

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Product Description

The N233 is a third generation indoor and outdoor portable solar powered light developed by Nokero. This is a new and improved model replacing their second generation N202 model.

Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Market Suggested Retail Price

$19.99

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Nokero Solar and Amazon are currently the only large distributors of the product.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include d.Light S30.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Mass Produced by Nokero.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

Nokero distributes their products through sales partners in countries where solar lights are needed. They do not sell to the end user, but target high potential distributors in their target countries.

Distributions to Date Status

500,000 Nokero products sold as of January 1, 2016. Unknown how many N233 models have been sold.

Lamp type

LED

Number of light points

1

Total light output (lumens)

Low: 10 lumens, high: 25 lumens

Multiple brightness settings (yes/no)

Yes

Light duration on single charge (hr)

Low: 15 hours, high: 6 hours

Mobile charging (yes/no)

No

Power source

Solar Panel

Battery type

Lithium Iron Phosphate

Peak power rating (Wp)

Unknown

Battery capacity (kWh; mAh)

500 mAh

Battery nominal voltage (V)

Unknown

User replaceable battery (yes/no)

yes

User replaceable light (yes/no)

Unknown

Design Specifications

Single bulb, compact, and portable solar powered lamp for outdoor or household use. Weather resilient and durable. 1 LED Battery: 500 mAH LiFePO4 Product material: ABS Lamp casing: Polycarbonate Hanger material: Stainless steel Product dimensions (cm) (LxWxH): 11.4 x 8.3 x 3.8 Weight (kg): 0.09

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Nokero Solar offers an FAQ section on the website, as well as contact information.

Replacement Components

Batteries are replaceable. No information on lamp replacement.

Lifecycle

Rechargeable battery expected to last up to 5 years.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Brightness: 25 lumens (High), 10 lumens (Low) Run time: 6 hours (high), 15 hours (low) 2 light intensities (low, high) Charge time: 6-8 hours in the sun Battery Capacity (max): 500mAh

Vetted Performance Status

Nokero N233 lamp was tested according to the Quality Test Method stipulated in the latest edition of IEC 62257-9-52 and complied with the Lighting Global Quality Standards.

Safety

Users must take appropriate precautions when using electrical devices.

Complementary Technical Systems

None

Academic Research and References

Chen, W., Lemes, A., Moorthy, A., Strickland, L., Zhu, Y.,  2014, Renewable Energy at the Base of the Pyramid in Haiti, Ann Arbor (MI): University of Michigan

Solanki, C.S., Mudaliar, S., 2010, Strategies to Target Rural PV Market in Developing Countries – A Perspective, 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, pp. 002392-002396

Jewell, C., 2016, Tackling energy poverty the Nokero way, Wipo Magazine

Compliance with regulations

Nokero N233 lamp was tested according to the Quality Test Method stipulated in the latest edition of IEC 62257-9-52 and complied with the Lighting Global Quality Standards.

Evaluation methods

Test were carried out at the Shenzen Academy of Metrology and Quality Inspection. Details on the testing requirements are provided in the Lighting Global Quality Standards The design builds on insights gleaned from previous versions of the lamp – the N200 and N202.

Other Information

Informational video about N233 model. Nokero has won the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Patents for Humanity Award. Nokero has also been awarded the 2011 Core 77 Design Award for the N200, and was a finalist for the 2011 Zayed Future Energy Prize and the 2012 International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, World Design Impact Prize.

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