“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” – Ida B.Wells


is your opportunity to shine a light!

1.2 billion people are living without light globally – 173 million in urban areas. (World Bank)


What this means in practical terms...

Quickly! Before the sun goes down: 

Gather the water.

Visit the outhouse. 

Get everyone home safe. 

When it's dark, do little but sleep.

No light means no reading, no studying, no learning. 

Darkness keeps people in poverty. 

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You can make a difference!

BE BRILLIANT is a call to action. You don’t have to go to South Sudan, Haiti, Uganda, Latin America or anywhere. You, your family and friends can connect with families across the globe by taking one meaningful step: purchase portable, solar-powered lamps for them.

Help us distribute 100,000 lamps by 2020!

collapsible, solar lamps bring light

collapsible, solar lamps bring light

1 lamp can light up a home

5 can bring light to a community center

25 lamps can give a whole village new life with extended learning hours, working hours and safety!

The lamps are only $20 each. Purchase your lamps today and bring light to the lives of brothers and sisters around the world!


*Please make sure your payment is in denominations of $20 (1 lamp $20; 2 lamps $40; 5 lamps $100; 25 lamps $500.)

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A special message of gratitude from Tamara...

"I am so lucky and blessed to cover incredible stories in my community and all over the world. I learn so much from the people I meet and I’m privileged to be able to bring their stories to light: the challenges, the victories, the horror and the magic.

But for me it’s not just about reporting. I’m always moved to make a difference. When I learned that more than a billion people live without electricity - that’s billion with a ‘B’ - I realized that children can’t do their school work after dark and women become more vulnerable as soon as the sun sets. The 79% of people on earth living in darkness are at a disadvantage that privileged people like you and me can't envision.

IMAGINE how light at night could transform a community!  



PS If you have a business or community group that would like to support BE BRILLIANT and purchase lamps, please contact me!