‘With the Consol Solar Jar, we demonstrate every day to hoteliers that customers are more sensitive to their commitment to sustainable development’ explain Jean Philippe Daulaud and Nick Wiehe, the Directors of NHP Light ltd.
Based in Mauritius, NHP Light Ltd, is the exclusive reseller of the Consol Solar Jar, an Off-Grid Solar Product assembled in South Africa, 100% handmade.
This glass jar is actually a solar light that gives up to 12 hours of soft light once the battery is charged. A small solar panel is fixed above the jar thus charging a battery attached just below with 4 LEDs.
“With the success in South Africa and in the hotels and lodges, production capacity rapidly increased in 2012… Since the success, the product has gained remarkable traction in Europe, Mauritius and the rest of the Indian Ocean,” explains Jean Philippe Daulaud, director of NHP Light ltd.
In the Maldives, hoteliers face several challenges. It must continually surprise customers with new, original products that are 100% eco-friendly.
On the other hand, we must limit the energy bill.
With the Consol Solar Jar, we offer a 100% recyclable product, 100% solar, which is perfectly suited to the Maldives! The options for usage are unlimited, to illuminate a beach, restaurants, walkways, overwater rooms (Pilotis), verandas, etc. Consol Solar Jar enters perfectly into the world of discovery.
In Mauritius, many hotels have trusted us, the Constance Group, Sofitel, LUX* and Royal Palm to name just a few. Customers of these hotels are amazed by this product they discover in these hotels and their managers tell us that they are delighted by the results and unlimited uses of the Consol Solar Jar… They can decorate the inside of the jar with seashells, sand, flowers, etc… Particular GM’s insert their welcome letters inside the jar, thus, just after having checked in, the client discovers the letter of the GM illuminated in the room. This first impression of home gives the customer a feeling of being unique. This is what the client seeks when going on holiday in the luxurious and exclusive Maldives.
Often, following the discovery of this product in resorts clients will ask where they can get it. We therefore input a system of resale in hotel shops and boutiques where the sales conversion of this unique product is extremely high. There is no better souvenir in which a client will remember their magical holiday in the Maldives – ‘Bring the Maldivian Sunshine Home.’
As a result, our hotel partners gain to resell this product in their shop, this allows them to repay their initial purchase. In the end, we have hotels that bought hundreds of Consol Solar Jars, but with their margin gained in the shop, they have already been able to repay their initial investment.
It is rare to find products that are as useful, aesthetically pleasing, that portray the ‘eco-friendly’ approach eagerly awaited by customers, to limit its energy consumption and which in turn also have the capacity to be financed internally alone.
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