Cheap Solar System Every Student Must Have

Welcome To Lumos Solar Power System

Cheap Solar System Every Student Must Have At Home, Lumos Solar Power System is an off-grid Solar Home System designed to provide Pay-as-you-go electricity to off-the-grid communities or communities where grid-supply is unreliable like in most of Africa and Asia. The Lumos Smart Solar System offers a convenient payment plan that allows you pay towards the ownership of the system via small daily installments.

Lumos Solar Power System Specs

  • 80W Solar Panel with cable
  • 300Wh Lumos Smart Solar PayGo Unit (MTN Yellow Box)
  • Two Bright LED Bulbs
  • Two USB ports (5V DC / 2.1A)
  • Four DC Output jacks (12V / 2A)
  • Two Car Cigarette Sockets (12V / 8A)
  • 60W DC to AC Converter (60W Inverter)
  • 6 hours Charge Time (Bright Day)

The Hardware

Lumos Solar Power System comes with an 80W solar panel, which you mount on your roof or on a pole outside your house. The solar panel collects energy from the Sun and converts it to electricity for recharging the built-in battery in the in-door unit.

The yellow coloured in-door unit (a.k.a MTN Yellow Box) houses the battery and all the electronic circuitry. Lumos Solar Power System is capable of 300Wh of energy on full charge. The units offers 8 DC output ports for powering various DC powered devices like LED lamps, radio, etc. They can also be used to charge your mobile phones, tablets, power banks, etc.

Specifically, the unit offers two USB ports rated at 5V/2.1A, four 12V DC outputs that can supply up to 2A, and two Car Cigarette sockets rated at 12V/8A. The wide range of power output options means you can easily connected any DC appliance.

In addition, the Lumos Smart Solar System comes with a DC to AC converter that enables you connect AC appliances like a small TV, an electric fan, or a laptop. Note that the DC to AC converter is an optional accessory. It is possible that some units may not come with it.

However, models sold in Nigeria by MTN as part of the MTN Mobile Electricity come with the DC to AC converter. The DC to AC converter is connected to the Lumos Solar Power System via one of the car cigarette sockets. The DC to AC converter is just a power inverter that takes in the 12V DC and converts it to 220V AC. The output of the inverter is rated 60W.

This means that the Yellow Box combines with the 60W DC to AC converter to form a solar inverter. This is why the device is also called the MTN Solar Inverter in Nigeria.

Lumos Solar Power System comes with two powerful LED light bulbs in the box. It takes about 6 hours to fully charge the battery on a bright day. Once charged the amount of hours you can use it depends on the amount of appliances you connect to it.

For example, the unit can power the two LED light bulbs for up to 5 hours.

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