Lightors Batteries Get Extra Energy from Electronic Devices

By: Michael Hines - Mar 9, 2015
References: kickstarter & laughingsquid
Lightors batteries aim to reduce electronic waste by changing the way you recharge your AA and AAA batteries. These batteries are recharged via USB, not a charging unit that plugs into a wall or other device. The result is a set of batteries that can be recharged by any device with a USB port.

Lightors batteries have an internal charging port that accepts a micro-USB cable. The batteries can be recharged up to 500 times. Recharging batteries the conventional way isn't hard, but in this day and age it does seem a bit silly to have to buy a standalone charger to do so. Lightors solves that problem, and will hopefully cut down on the number of batteries that wind up in landfills. Lightors (also the name of the company) has smashed its Kickstarter funding goal, meaning these batteries should be available sooner rather than later.