ToughStuff Desk Lamp Kit
The Desk Lamp Kit is part of a modular set of products using a lightweight, portable photo-voltaic solar system with USB connectivity.
All countries with developing markets. Emphasis in Madagscar and Kenya, with products also in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Mauritius, Malawi, Rwanda, and South Africa.
Toughstuff micro-enterprise program – Business in a Box (BIAB) – trains and deploys Solar Village Entrepreneurs (SVE) to sell solar lanterns. Also partner with NGOs (such as Christian Aid).
d. light S2 and S300 series, Minda LED lantern 2W, BPL SSL 200 LED Emergency Lights, Nuru International NL1, Luci, Nokero N200
Kerosene lamps and lanterns.
Rural and urban off-grid households, under $5 a day income. Main market in Africa and India.
• Capacity 1 Wp 5.7V DC
• Integrated charge controller
• Waterproof and flexible
• 2 meter cable with socket
• Multiple intensity levels
• Full battery indicator
• Hanging and mounting options
*Mobile Phone Connector Cables*
• USB connector
• Different brands of most popular phone models
Battery: 1500mAh NiMH
Dimensions (LxW) (cm) 23 x 19
ToughStuff offers a one year warranty on the PV kit. No information on lifecycle or disposal.
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• Average wattage: 0.61 W; 40 lumens
• Daily Burn Time (hr): 3.5; Autonomous time 1.5x DBT
• Solar Run Time > 100% DBT
• 7 hours to full charge
• Rated average life of 5,000 hours
Clean Development Mechanism produced a report of certain pertinent technical and distribution information about ToughStuff and the product.
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Tough Stuff product packages have passed Lighting Africa’s minimum quality standards and performance targets.
ToughStuff has received awards and grants such as the Global Social Business Incubator Award in 2009, the NEMEX Energy and Environment and Tech Awards in 2010, and the Ashden Award for sustainable energy in 2011.
ToughStuff has also received subsidies from the Daey Ouwens Fund and Marshall Fund.
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