6 things you need to know about Lumos Mobile Electricity powered by MTN

Here are six things you need to know about Lumos Mobile Electricity powered by MTN, the pay-as-you-go solar home system otherwise known as the Yellow Box.

1.      The service is called Lumos Mobile Electricity powered by MTN. You can enjoy 24/7 electricity from the system by making small, convenient payments from your MTN mobile phone.

2.      How to join the service:
Walk up to any MTN store nearest to you with your registered SIM card, ID Card (National, Voters, International Passport or Driver’s License), and an initial N26, 000 set up fee and a minimum of 20 days payment and usage term which can be combined from a list of payment plans.

3.      How much you pay per day, week, and month for consumption:

5 days (N200 per day = N1000), 10 days (N180 = N 1,800), 30 days (N150 = N4, 500), 90 days (N140 = N12, 600), 180 days (N130 = N23, 400), 365 days (N128 = N 46,720).
The monthly payment plans are paid via your mobile phone, and which you must credit regularly in order to reach the minimum usage terms required by the service. A minimum of 20 days is required to be paid monthly, whether you use the system or not, this applies even if you credit more than 20 days the previous month. If the minimum usage terms per month are not met, the system will automatically lock.

4.      Who is eligible to get the system?

Anyone who either lives off grid, or lives within existing grid but have inadequate power supply and seeks an alternate electricity supply. Anyone who wants to power basic appliances, TV, Fans, Light bulb, Laptop, Decoders. Small businesses -Barbers, Pharmacists, Make over shops, and Groceries.

5.      The eventual ownership cycle:

It will take until 1800 days of consistent payment, usually within 5 years to take complete ownership of the Lumos mobile electricity system.

6.      Coverage:

While coverage is anywhere you have MTN service, optimum service is however available in Lagos,  Abuja, Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi, Kaduna, Kano, Kastina, Zamfara, Plateau, Gombe, Oyo, Ondo, Kwara, Jigawa, Kebbi, Sokoto ,Bauchi, Abia, Anambra, Delta, Edo, Ebonyi and Imo.



  1. Funmi Omotosho

    April 11, 2017 at 8:43 am

    How does this work please?Is it through one’s mobile phone or a gadget that will be placed in the home?What if this is used as an alternate source of power???Would one still need to pay as much???Is it transferable??Expecting your reply.Thanks.

  2. E. C. Eluwa

    April 13, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Will the payment continue as long as the life of the gadget? Is there not a final installment around the payment plan?

  3. taiwo

    May 12, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    I got mine and the battery is very bad, looking forward to get it changed

  4. Tunde

    July 6, 2017 at 6:58 am

    What’s the solar panel maximum output in watt?

  5. tunji

    July 15, 2017 at 5:08 am

    pls Nigerian, this product is not efficient at all, its suitable only for student who needs just bulb and table fan, it doesnt power a normal family TV, you will have to get a small 17 inches tv and render your family tv useless, also the battery is very poor, its only works well with the 2 led bulbs that come with ut, its cant even power a laptop cos most laptops comes with 65watts and it can only power 60watts at a go , so how does it works for you, i got it and discovered it was a waste.

    • Ibrahim

      December 20, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      thanks mr tunji,you’re a life saver

  6. ronaldphilips

    July 18, 2017 at 11:01 am

    how long does the electricity it supplies last,

  7. micah

    July 23, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    How long will the energy last?

  8. Fouad

    September 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks, Tunji, for sharing your experience. I watched the video ad, which depicts that the device could power the sitting room.

    Looking closely, I noticed it can’t support the slightest heavy load. That’s when I suspected a foul play.

    Also, since it’s coming from MTN, hmmm…

  9. J.

    September 25, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    @ Tunji, thanks for sharing your experience. I am currently doing some research to help me decide whether or not to get it.
    24/7 electricity for “anyone who wants to power basic appliances, TV, Fans, Lightbulb, Laptop, and Decoders” just seems too good to be true, especially coming from MTN.
    What I need to power mainly is my laptop, so if I can’t even get that, then it’s a no-go.
    I’ll just go for a generator and a good power bank.

  10. Mrs Olukemi Okeyele

    November 16, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    The LUMOS is not all that efficient as I thought, I want to return mine pls

  11. nero

    April 26, 2018 at 10:14 am

    tell me more about your experience because I want to get one too but since I read your experience I was discourage so no need for that because I want to get to power my laptop, TV ,fan and phone

  12. Idiami Loveday

    January 30, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    What if the inbuild battery spoil. Secondly, how many type did the inverter have I.e 100w,1000w, 500,

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