launched in-house Green Project in September 2007 to work toward development
of environmentally-friendly products. Three types of emergency lanterns have been
developed. All three models can be recharged via an optional solar panel or electricity.
The lamps are manufactured in India and distributed through local dealers at the
These Lanterns are a viable solution to replace Kerosene Lamps. Kerosene lamps are
costly, inefficient, and provide poor lighting, reports the International Finance
Corporation, the private investment arm of the World Bank. Smoke from the lamps
coupled with poor ventilation is directly linked to lung cancer, respiratory infections
and eye damage. Flames from kerosene lamps are responsible for thousands of severe
burns among children annually and untold numbers of devastating house fires. Kerosene
is far more costly than other sources of power, and can spike in price when there
is a shortage. Villagers spend about 15 percent of their income to light their homes.