Billions of people in the developing world are exposed to air pollution from kerosene lamps, and unsafe light sources account for about 1 million fire-related deaths per year. To combat these problems, the Lights for Life campaign is bringing solar-powered illumination to impoverished communities.
Nokero , a manufacturer of solar light bulbs, has already donated 100 bulbs, and those who buy a solar bulb from the company can simultaneously donate to Project C.U.R.E. , an organization that delivers medical supplies to people in need.
As many of us begin to contemplate gift ideas for the holiday season, a solar-powered light bulb donation seems like a bright choice.