transforming lives
through illumination

We make power affordable

US engineering and solar technology marries years of Eastern Africa field distribution experience. Our service is pay-as-you-go. Before, most low-income households could never afford the high upfront cost of solar systems. But turn the model into an electric utility just like in developed countries? All of a sudden solar is not only within reach but its saving families money. $200 today is impossible. $2 every week is no problem.

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The US

Lumi, our product designs, and the technology we build are all driven by the needs of the field combined with the vast resources and expertise available in the United States. We support in-country field distribution with state-of-the-art technology and engineering, including mobile applications that manage all our activities in the field.

Field

The Field

We not only have eyes and ears in the field, we live there too.  Unlike many companies, Lumi has a full-time presence in the communities where our customers live.  We know our customers, what they want and need, because our customers are our neighbors and in many cases they are ourselves too, with most Lumi field staff also being consumers of our service.

Partners

Our Partners

We partner with local distributors and retailers who have existing networks that are both far-reaching and deeply penetrating into communities.  And we don’t leave these partners to fend for themselves – we work right along side them through our field offices and Lumi Service Centers. These partners help us replicate and scale our service to serve more people faster.

1.3 BILLION PEOPLE IN THE WORLD LIVE WITHOUT POWER

A fifth of the world’s population lacks access to grid electricity. Many of these people are forced to rely upon dangerous, toxic, and expensive kerosene lanterns as their primary source of light.

Black Out

“There is no light to fill my hut tonight. Dark like every other night. Except for dim light from kerosene wick burning at my side.”

Burns

Somewhere in Africa a hut is burning tonight. When one hut burns, a whole village burns. The opportunity to alleviate this begins now.

Lung Disease

Kerosene fills lungs with particles of carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, formaldehyde causing acute lower respiratory infection such as bronchitis, asthma and tuberculosis.

Reduce Expense

Lumi provides an effective and affordable alternative to kerosene combustion. Replacing fuel-based lighting with cost-effective off-grid electric systems to alleviate poverty.

Enable Growth

Resulting customer savings allow more money to stay in the communities we serve and the creation of local distribution and retail jobs.

Increase Education

Kids can now read with luminous light. When night falls they continue their studies and prepare for school and for the future.

WE POWER THE WORLD THAT NO ONE ELSE WANTS TO

We provide power. We are driven to serve communities that have never had a safe, low cost lighting alternative to the burning of kerosene. We provide both lighting and mobile device charging in the home on a pay-as-you-go basis at prices that customers can afford.

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POWER

We light up a world without light. That is what we do. We provide the power that empowers people and transforms lives. Imagine not being able to flip the switch and turn on the light when you walk in a room at night. Can you imagine the impact this would have on your life?

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DISTRIBUTION

We reach our customers with a grassroots retailer network made up primarily of local entrepreneurs. We work with partners who have existing networks that are both far-reaching and deeply penetrating into communities.

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INSTALLATION

We climb up on roofs and install solar panels on huts. Then we drop a wire inside the hut and connect to 2 lamps that hang from the rafters. At first no one actually believes that the light is actually going to work, but when the hut is lit up, there is transformation within the minds of a community

Our Team


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Thomas Bell

Founder & CEO

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James Acilu

COO

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Steve Walters

CFO

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Rachel Geiger

Civil Engineering Director

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Eric Kakembo

Sales and Service Manager

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Joel Lagan

Marketing and Development Director

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John Grosser

CTO

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Jesse Geiger, P.E.

Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Director


Contact Us

The Lumi team combines engineering and solar expertise with years of field experience within developing countries to create the distribution model and consumer relationships not yet found in the marketplace.


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1501 W. Mineral Avenue, Littleton CO 80120-5612