Y’ello Box is changing Nigeria’s power equation  

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BrandMix by Aanuoluwa Omotosho and Oluwatobi Opusunju

  • More Nigerians are beginning to enjoy 24/7 electricity service via their mobile phone – Thanks to Y’ello Box from  Lumos Mobile Electricity Service and MTN!

Nigeria is pioneering a new solar electricity service and it is already transforming lives. It’s a world first in a country of over 185 million people where power outages are frequent and public power supply averages less than 6 hours per day.

Y’ello Box is changing Nigeria’s power equation
Y’ello Box is changing Nigeria’s power equation

The Y’ello Box, which is already powering the lives and businesses of more than one hundred thousand Nigerians, is a solar electricity system that officially launched earlier this year and allows families and business owners to harness the power of the sun cheaply and efficiently, in a way never seen before.

In homes, clinics, schools and businesses across Nigeria, people are running fans, charging phones, watching TVs and lighting rooms, all using affordable, reliable, clean electricity. The Y’ello Box is already powering the lives and businesses of more than one hundred thousand Nigerians.

Designed and operated by Lumos Mobile Electricity Service (www.lumos-global.com), the Y’ello Box provides electricity to customers 24 hours a day, the users pay for the services through their MTN mobile phone.

The ease of use with benefits offered has made the Y’ello Box to be the most reliable and affordable service on the market, with customers delighted at the switch from traditional fuel.

Yuri Tsitrinbaum, CEO of the Lumos Mobile Electricity Service said: “People don’t have access to the power they need. Fuel is very expensive and other services are unreliable. The Y’ello Box saves customers money all while providing better and more reliable electricity.

“As Nigeria modernizes, our demand for power increases. It’s time we did more to harness the power of the sun. That is why the Y’ello Box is changing so many lives. It is affordable, it is reliable and paying by mobile phone makes it easy.

“Lumos is growing rapidly across Nigeria, as we invest more money, create business opportunities for Nigerians and employ more and more people. Equally important is the fact that the service is improving the everyday operations of community centers like schools, health clinics and religious institutions,” added Tsitrinbaum.


Rekindling the homely moments with 24/7 power supply


 Get a Y’ello Box – tame the darkness via  Lumos Mobile Electricity Powered by MTN

Now You can enjoy accessible, noise-free and fume-free electricity for your everyday use and conveniently pay with your airtime from your MTN mobile phone. Would you like us to contact you or know where to buy? Click here

Now You can live life to the fullest and enjoy 24/7 solar electricity that is safe, reliable and affordable.

Mobile Electricity Service can light up your room, charge your cellphones and power appliances like Fans, Televisions, and computers all day every day.

With the Mobile Electricity Service you can:

Enjoy Appliances You Already Have

With the new DC to AC converter, you can power AC appliances (up to 60W) you already have such as TVs, fans and laptops

Save More

Lumos Mobile electricity saves you lots of Naira on your monthly electricity bills! Choose a suitable plan from the plan options and make small convenient payments from your MTN mobile phone.

Set-Up fee Plan Price per day Total plan price
One-time payment of 26,000 NGN upon joining the service 5 days 200 N 1,000 N
10 days 180 N 1,800 N
30 days 150 N 4,500 N
90 days 140 N 12,600N
180 days 130 N 23,400N
365 days 128 N 46,720N


TO JOIN the Mobile Electricity Service TODAY SIMPLY:

  1. SIGN UP at your local MTN store

To join the service, visit an MTN store near your location with an MTN SIM Card registered in your name, a Valid ID card and the Names/details of 2 guarantors.

  1. INSTALL easily by using our professional and authorized installers near your location.
  2. PAY safely via your MTN mobile phone

The payments include a one-time Set-up fee for joining the service, and a minimum of 20 days of electricity every month whether you use the system or not. You can choose any combination from our plans to meet your 20 days per month minimum usage term.

Lumos Mobile Electricity Service Yello Box

What’s in the Mobile electricity device Kit? 

  • Large 80W solar panel unit and cables
  • Solar indoor unit
  • USB mobile phone charger
  • 2 powerful led bulbs
  • DC to AC converter


How to Activate Your Mobile Electricity System

  1. Check that your MTN account (registered to Lumos service) has enough credit; You should always credit your Lumos system for 30 days a month. Please note: a minimum of 20 days must be paid every month, whether you use the system or not.
  2. Choose a plan from the options.
  3. SMS your chosen plan to 317. (E.g.) for a 30 day plan, SMS “30” to 317.
  4. Get confirmation SMS & start enjoying 24/7 electricity!

To keep you always in the light, we now offer Top-up, Auto renewal and daily fallback as options on all plans. To exit send Exit to 317. Choosing longer plans gives you the optimal value for your money!


Share your Experience and get FREE ELECTRICITY DAYS

With your help, now everyone can enjoy 24/7 electricity! Refer a friend or family member to join Lumos Mobile Electricity Service and we will give you and your friends bonus days of electricity!


How to Refer

Simply SMS your friend’s number to 08133134773. Once your friend joins the Mobile Electricity Service we will automatically credit your account with free electricity. You will receive 14 Electricity days while your friend receives 7 Electricity days.


  1. You can only SMS using the MTN number registered to your Lumos service.
  2. We must receive your SMS before your friend joins our service.
  3. Refer only one person per SMS. No Limit to the number of referrals per day.
  4. Your friends’ MTN phone number must be 13 digits long and start with 234.

For Example: If your friend’s number is 08031234567, SMS 2348031234567 to 08133134773.


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