Category Archives: Solar Lamps

The Solar Lamps 2015

In Kenya sales of these solar lamps are stalling. The Kenyan  Importer Francis Kamau seems not to vest much interest in them. „It’s become just a small part of my business“, he tells me on the phone. “My main work now is in construction. ” After three visits in Kenya with tries to fix an interview he mails me to please leave him alone and contact the German exporter Solux. Which I do. Continue reading The Solar Lamps 2015

Solar Lamps (year 2000 text)

SOLUX: Small Solar Lamps for Developing Countries

Light remote from power sources

It is characteristic of proximity tot/the equator that darkness comes very quickly. As in Kenya, where night falls shortly after six o’clock without prolonged twilight. As though someone had turned off the light at the switch.
But in most rural areas there are no light switches. For the evening meal, therefore, many families light a lamp filled with kerosene or petroleum. Night after night hundreds of thousands of these light sources burn. Continue reading Solar Lamps (year 2000 text)