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LED Lanterns

"En-Light a Girl Child" aims at mitigating the predicament of power crisis in villages with no or poor electrification and promote girl child education by replacing kerosene lamps with LED Lights.

There are various products in the market, which are used for lighting purposes. They are Solar LED lights, LED Lights and traditional lighting through Kerosene and Wood etc. Provided below is the advantages of LED light vis a vis Kerosene lamps.

Advantages of LED Lights

LED Lanterns

  • Battery operated ones are 50% cost effective than kerosene lamps and no recurring cost for solar lights easy to use and portable
  • Illumination is far better as compared to kerosene lamps
  • They are more reliable in use.
  • Easy availability of batteries in every village in India
  • Safe to use, no health hazards
  • Branded product ensures quality and beneficiaries keenness towards the product

Disadvantages of Kerosene Lamps

Health Hazards

Kerosene lamps are health hazardous, as smoke from kerosene is responsible for respiratory infections, lung & throat cancers, serious eye infections, cataracts as well as low birth weights. Acute respiratory infections like influenza and pneumonia kill millions of children in developing nations each year. The World Bank estimates that 780 million women and children breathing kerosene fumes inhale the equivalent of smoke from 2 packs of cigarettes a day. Shockingly, approx. two-thirds of adult female lung-cancer victims in developing nations are non-smokers.


Fire danger

Kerosene and candles cause countless fire catastrophes every year. In India alone, 2.5 million people (350,000 of them children) suffer severe burns each year, primarily due to overturned kerosene lamps. Each year, many houses are burnt to the ground when a lamp is toppled. (SELF Newsletter).


Poor Lighting

Light from Kerosene lamps (2 to 4 lumens) is poor and inefficient as compared to 70 to 800 lumens provided by LED lights.


Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

India tops the list in the world and releases 124.7 million (70.6%) tonnes of GHG per year. An estimated 240 million tonnes per year of GHG is released by kerosene use in developing countries.


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