One Degree Solar (ODS) is a venture-backed technology company that designs and manufactures products to power the modern lifestyle. We work for the millions of individuals, households, and small businesses that demand convenient, reliable power for phones, radios, lights, and entertainment. As over 1 billion people worldwide demand reliable electricity, we strive to work together on this global issue.
We welcome partnerships with major distributors, corporates, small businesses, and community-based organizations that sell and service products. We design our sleek, rugged products in New York City and have become a market leader in Kenya. Our investors, clients, and partners include Schneider Electric, Coca-Cola, Lighting Global, and the United Nations Foundation.
BrightBox is an all-in-one solar electricity system that powers phones, radios, tablets, lights, and more.
BrightBox quickly charges the most popular phones and USB devices. Never run out of power on your smartphone, mi-fi router, or tablet.
BrightBox includes a special USB cable that powers most of the commonly available FM radios in East Africa. Enjoy music, news, and sports… and never buy dry cell batteries again!
BrightBox includes two light bulbs that have been independently tested to be brighter than anything on the market. Need more? Power up to four bulbs with the extra BrightBulb + cable package.
Easy, plug-and-play setup will have you going in minutes. Worried about years from now? BrightBox is also easy to maintain: it uses your locally available motorbike batteries, 12V DC bulbs, and favorite radios!
"BrightBox has helped us in so many ways! We used to spend 800 Shillings ($9.50) a month for two paraffin lanterns. The fumes smelled and always made us feel sick. Sometimes our eyes would burn. Now my husband and I sit in any room of the house and just press the switch for very bright light. We cook, eat, and have more time at home, and don't have to visit the store to charge our phones or buy paraffin."
"My wife and I have three teenagers and we all have phones. Before we had just the basic phones, but now we each have smartphones to use the internet. The batteries would die very fast and each of us would spend 100 Shillings a week ($1.20) just on charging. I think BrightBox has saved my family at least 2,000 Shillings a month ($24) just on our phone charging, and we can use our phones as much as we want."
"With BrightBox, I have been able to save 1000 KES ($12 USD) per month on candles and kerosene. My shop now stays open after-dark and many more customers visit me since it is the only shop in town with lighting. Each month I now make much more money and am finally able to pay my children's school fees."
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