Solar Chargers: A Camping Must-Have Also Helps During Hurricane Sandy

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Although the weather outside can be a little chilly to consider camping, the holiday season is a fabulous time to equip the eco-conscious campers in your life.  And nothing is hotter this holiday season than solar lights and solar phone chargers.

For adventure-seeking campers or off-the-grid survivalists, there are a plethora of new solar products available.  From solar phone chargers built specifically for outdoor use to solar kits to charge LED Lights or flexible solar panels that fit inside a standard hiking pack to portable laptop chargers, solar is taking over from the traditional Coleman lamp in terms of ease of use and availability.

Traditionally, to generate light, most people have done what folks without electricity have always done – burn something; mainly, kerosene.  The trouble is that kerosene is a dirty fuel.  Studies show that breathing fumes from indoor kerosene use is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day.  That is where Nokero comes in with an acceptable, eco-friendly, easy to use alternative in the form of solar powered battery chargers, solar powered light bulbs and solar-powered cell phone chargers.

Solar powered light bulbs and battery chargers are part of the movement towards decentralized renewable electricity sources and systems.  Solar energy can easily be captured to charge up cell phones, batteries and can power conventional lighting fixtures and lamps.  Nokero’s design looks like a souped-up incandescent bulb, but, in reality, the device is a self-contained lantern which uses an array of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and several strips of photovoltaic panels to generate light.

While you don’t really need a solar lightbulb when experiencing the great outdoors, it is handy and even advisable to have batteries which are fully charged or even a solar cellphone charger.  Nokero provides either option.  During Hurricane Sandy, cleantech journalist Jill Fehrenbacher reported that, “Out of the 10 odd solar-charging gadgets that I happen to have lying around, only one of them would generate enough charge through my window on an overcast day to charge my phone, and that device was the Nokero Pro Power Panel.”

Nokero is a global business with local roots, having sold over 500,000 units in 120+ countries.  Nokero designs its products in Denver, Colorado, and recently moved its distribution center to the Mile High City as well. So, support your local business and do something nice for Mother Earth when you start incorporating Nokero’s solar powered devices into your daily life and into outdoor playtime or adventures.

Saturday, November 24th was Small Business Saturday 2012.  If you missed this past Saturday, there’s no reason why you cannot support local, small businesses like Nokero on any given Saturday.  So, check it out and buy local!

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