Namene Solar are the makers behind Occa, a portable solar light and headlamp, striving to put a clean source of light in everyone’s hands. That’s why when you buy one of these lamps, the company will donate one of them to families who live off the grid and have to rely on kerosene lamps. This is a much cleaner, safer and more environmentally-friendly source of light.
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Occa’s solar light has an inbuilt solar panel, yet it is lightweight and small enough to fit in a pocket. There’s a USB-C backup and a detachable stand. The light is both splash-proof and shock-resistant with a warm light and cool light setting. It’s UV-resistant, fire-retardant and very easy to use and operate.
Solar lights don’t produce carbon emissions and they don’t need batteries to run. Their light is clean and renewable. After all, it’s the same source of energy that plants have been using for hundreds of millions of years.
Occa provides up to 15 hours of light, creating no emissions the entire time it’s lit up. Give it six hours of direct sunlight to fully charge the light. The light will charge completely in three hours via USB-C. The solar power of the sun is harnessed through the panel that is built right into the design.
The light has three brightness settings: 10 lumens, 30 lumens and 50 lumens and is three times brighter than kerosene. Additionally, the compact, lightweight design of the Occa allows this light to be hung, worn or carried. It’s portable and easy to take anywhere.
The families that receive donated lights for every purchased light are living in South Africa and Kenya.
Images via Namene Solar