Project Flashlamp

Project Flashlamp is a program dedicated to bringing a more sustainable method of lighting to farmers in rural Ecuador. In the remote areas, where electricity is sparse at best, these communities rely on the use of battery-operated flashlamps as a source of light. Improper disposal of these batteries poses serious health concerns and environmental hazards. In addition, the cost of the batteries is extremely expensive in proportion to their income; and puts a heavy financial burden on the households. Project flashlamp provides these farmers with solar powered flashlights, whose batteries can be recharged again and again. During the day, the solar panel of the flashlights generates electricity, which is stored in long-lasting AA nickel cadmium batteries. At night, these flashlamps provide illumination for at l least 5-6 hours without the expense and environmental issues associated with batteries of standard flashlights.