Bangalore, India (PressExposure) January 29, 2009 -- Say Goodbye to power cuts and strained eyes! Indiaâs first rechargeable study lamp called StudyLiteâ¢ was launched by BPL today in Bangalore. Developed in collaboration with Sankara Nethralaya, the StudyLiteâ¢ has been designed to provide ideal lighting for children, for their studies. Furthermore, with a built-in rechargeable back-up StudyLiteâ¢ can provide light for up to 6 hours without mains power. A boon for children and their parents in these times when frequent power outages are an unfortunate part of lives today.
The lighting part of the StudyLiteâ¢ was developed in collaboration with an expert team from Sankara Nethralaya who provided stringent specifications to ensure the light is ideal for continuous studying by children. Then, BPL engineers used a marvel of modern technology: LEDs as light source for StudyLiteâ¢ because these are highly energy efficient compared to ordinary light bulbs and good for the eyes with no unwanted Ultra violet or Infra red radiations. In parallel, BPL used compact Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery packs to provide back-up to power the light. Finally, BPL worked with Abhijit Bansod, Indiaâs leading product designer to design of true international style. The result is the unique StudyLiteâ¢ â a must for all homes.
âWe are extremely happy to have created this breakthrough product that at its heart solves a significant consumer need â the need for uninterrupted light. During power cuts we found children using candles, oil lamps and such other alternatives to study. That got us thinking. We could have easily made a simple rechargeable table lamp but to make sure children do not suffer from improper lighting, we worked with Sankara Nethralaya, the foremost eye research hospital in the country. Their team of experts helped us in making the first such study light in the country that is scientifically tested for ideal lighting ambience. We also used our engineering ingenuity to create an eco-friendly product that uses very little energy and can even run on solar power,â said K Gopi, COO, BPL Techno Vision Pvt Ltd.
âWe are delighted to have offered our expertise as eye-care specialists in co-creating this product, particularly ensuring eye care for children. In our research, we found most homes were using suboptimal lighting causing severe stress on eyes leading to discomfort. We are happy to see BPL has come forward to address this concern by bringing out the StudyLiteâ¢. Also, our association with BPL in R&D of StudyLiteâ¢ is of path-breaking importance because it shows how commercial and research organisations can collaborate to create a product that is good for the society,â said Dr. Varadharajan, affiliated with the Elite School of Optometry, Sankara Nethralaya.
StudyLiteâ¢ comes equipped with a rechargeable NiMH battery back-up that lasts for up to six hours â a critical factor in places where power cuts can last long into the night.
The light source used in StudyLiteâ¢ is premium quality LEDs which provide flicker-free, white light that is good for eyes; also it has no UV or IR radiations. Further, LEDs typically use only 10% of the power consumed by ordinary light bulbs which makes it highly energy efficient. LEDs also last up to 50 times longer than conventional CFL or incandescent light bulbs. StudyLiteâ¢ uses a dual power source: it can be powered either via mains power supply or through a solar panel that BPL provides as an additional accessory.
Available in Chennai and Bangalore presently in four colours - Black, White, Yellow and Red, the StudyLiteâ¢ design is a combination of consumer response to an idea, and Abhijit Bansodâs design brilliance to deliver a product that is a synergy of simplicity in form and function coming together. When lit the StudyLiteâ¢ would look like a halo of light hovering over the head of a child.
The company, BPL Techno Vision Private Limited was originally incorporated in the name of BPL Sanyo Private Limited in the year 1983. Today, the range of products includes DVDs, Rechargeable Lanterns and Torches. Subsequently in the year 2006, February the name was changed to BPL Techno Vision Pvt Ltd.
BPL is in the process of re-inventing itself as a fore-runner in the renewable energy, advanced digital electronics, medical electronics and innovative lighting solutions business.
In India, BPL Techno Vision has its footprint across the country through a distribution network comprising of over 7000 channel partners.
About Sankara Nethralaya
In 1976, His Holiness the Sankaracharya of Kanchi revealed a vision of an institution of excellence with a missionary spirit. That vision was shared by Dr.S.S.Badrinath and his colleagues. From it emerged - Sankara Nethralaya - The Temple of the Eye. On 6th September, 1978, Sankara Nethralaya began its relentless journey in providing world class eye care at affordable cost. An institution with a missionary spirit that is making a visible difference to the lives of millions of visually impaired people.
Sankara Nethrlaya has been adjudged âthe Best Eye Hospital in India by the following and many more.
- The Week Survey (April 2005) â The NUMBER ONE EYE HOSPITAL in India, and Number five amongst all hospitals in India. Sankara Nethralaya is the only eye hospital amongst the top 10 hospitals in India â all others are multi specialty hospitals - The Outlook C-fore survey (July 2002) â The NUMBER ONE EYE HOSPITAL in India
A DAY AT SANKARA NETHRALAYA:
- 1400 patients seen in the Out Patient Department - 100 surgeries - 200 free patients seen in the Out Patient Department - 30 free surgeries - 25 patients seen in Contact Lens Clinic - 6 patients seen in the Low Vision Clinic - 100 pairs of spectacles dispensed from Sankara Nethralaya Optical Services
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