MTN Solar Mobile Electricity Reviews, Price and how it works

MTN partnered with Lumos to bring to you 24 hours of an alternative power supply and it’s officially called MTN Lumos solar Mobile electricity. If you are planning to buy it then you might wish to know a few things about the MTN Solar before going for it.

The MTN solar mobile electricity can be used in your shops, offices or at home as an alternative when there are power outages.

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I have been using the MTN mobile electricity for more than 24 months (2 Years plus) now and I will like to share my experience with you since you are still contemplating on whether to buy it or not.

Why is it called Mobile electricity?

Well, you might be asking yourself this question but the reason is that the solar system is being controlled by MTN Just like mobile phones that you have to recharge to use.

All the payments and subscriptions will be made through your MTN sim card. though, it doesn’t require MTN network to work. You need the network to be able to pay for the monthly or yearly subscriptions.

What appliances can the MTN solar Mobile electricity handle?

As a user people often contact me asking me about the capabilities of the MTN solar system. What type of electrical appliances can it handle but truthfully, MTN mobile solar electricity is not meant for everyone because the type of appliances it can handle is very limited.

Below are what you can use with MTN solar mobile electricity

If you want to know more about the capabilities of the MTN Lumos and what it can carry, then see my list below because I personally use it and I know how it works. Am not writing about this for just writing purposes. I was among first people that went for it immediately MTN advertised it just to keep my Laptop on 24/7.


I bought MTN solar for my Laptop and so far it’s perfect for me because I don’t have any problem using it with my Laptop. However, it might not be able to handle 2 or more laptops at a time.

Energy saver Bulbs

According to MTN, though I have tested it myself too this system can handle up to 6 bulbs but for me, it can only be possible when you use 5 watts bulbs similar to the ones it came with but any other bulbs might no work when you use more than 3 bulbs based on my findings.

Low energy consumption LED/LCD TV’s

Yes, this solar system can power you Television if only it consumes lesser power and an example of such TV’s are those that have external power adapters or small LED Tv’s between 20 – 32 Inches, though you can try it with other bigger sizes but am not sure it can power them.

DVD, Satellite Receivers

MTN Lumos solar energy can easily power DVD’s, and satellite receivers because I have tested it and it worked perfectly without any error. If you can work with your Tv then powering your DSTV, Strong receivers or Qsat decoders will not be a problem.

Standing and Ceiling fans

MTN solar system can easily power many standing fans but I equally tested with my ceiling fan and it worked great but might not be able to work with any ceiling fan that consumes more energy.

Portable CD Players and Radio

If you have a small CD and radio in your house then be rest assured that MTN mobile solar electricity can comfortably power it without any issue.

You can Read: Typical Inverter system VS Solar energy

Apart from those electronics that I mentioned above, you can use it to charge your smartphone, touch lights etc.


The product I listed above is the list of electrical appliances that MTN mobile electricity can power. Mind you that the system doesn’t have the capability to power all of them together, I mean if you are using your laptop you might not be able to use your TV or if you are using your standing fan you might not be able to use your Laptop.

What you should not connect to MTN solar system

Since I told you few electrical appliances that can be powered by MTN mobile electricity, I will as well list some appliances you should not plug on the MTN solar system.

  • Refrigerators
  • Old modern TV’s that has a big backside
  • Desktop computers
  • Washing machine
  • Microwaves
  • Deep freezers
  • Electric cookers
  • Water heater
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Blenders
  • Air conditionals and other electrical appliances that require lots of energy to work.

The cost of mtn mobile electricity

Those who are interested to buy this system always ask about the cost of mtn mobile electricity but to give you an accurate answer we need to do some calculations.

The payments include a one-time Set-up fee when you join the service at the MTN store, and additional monthly subscription fee – paid via your mobile phone

  • Setup fee = N26,000
  • Activation Plan = 30 days N4500
  • Installation Fee = N2000
  • Total = N32,500

Before going for the MTN mobile solar electricity you must be sure to have more than N35,500 at least in your pocket.

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Documents and registration requirements

There are some requirement before you can be able to enjoy MTN Lumos mobile electricity, when joining the service, visit any MTN store with an active MTN SIM Card registered in your name, a valid ID card and the Names/details of 2 willing guarantors

What you get when you buy MTN solar mobile electricity
  • Large 80W solar panel unit and cables
  • Solar indoor unit
  • USB mobile phone charger
  • 2 powerful led bulbs
  • DC to AC converter
Important rules guiding MTN Lumos
  •  A minimum of 20 days of electricity must be paid every month, whether you use the system or not.
  • You must have MTN Network line or willing to buy one to be able to use MTN mobile solar system.

My Video Review

I used my phone to video my MTN Lumos and what I have been able to do with it, if you don’t mind you can watch it and subscribe to my channel for more videos

You can read more from MTN official website

Your Turn

If you don’t find what you are looking for and wish to ask a question, feel free to ask using the comment option below but if you are satisfied, share it with friends and family.

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  1. I have this but haven’t been able to use with a tv just wanna know,do I need to get a step down for my tv to work with this

    1. Have you tried using it to connect your TV and what type of Tv set do you use because it might not work with any more than 45watts Television

    1. It might not be as convinent as when in dry season but even a bright weather is enough to charge the solar system and not necessary sun, it can handle your latop till morning and the battery can be completely charge couple of times.

  2. Please I am user of the Lumos Mobil my credit finish when my system is low after recharge it is showing output are off under 5% and it refuse to come up, what can I do to make it come up again . this is my number 08067354869

  3. Hi there, please can the Lumos light power all the listed items plus my fridge plus freezer or possibly air condition and not minding the cost please. .

    1. Welcome to Ngtechgist Henry, Please be informed that the MTN Lumos cannot power any fridge or freezer, moreover it cannot also power all the listed appliances at a time.

      Example: when you plug in your laptop you might not be able to use any other appliances, and when you plug your Fan you will not be able to charge your Laptop.

      The MTN Lumos system doesn’t have much power but only good if you are buying to charge your laptop, light up your house with recommended low voltage bulbs etc.

      1. Hi bro!

        My sister gave me her own MTN Lumos inverter few days ago and I will like to change the account details so that I can be able to make subscriptions without going through her Everytime…

        Kindly advice on how to go about this

        1. I Don’t think that will be possible, the only thing you can do is to subscribe for a longer period so that you don’t disturb her all the time meanwhile you have to keep subscribe thought her until you finish paying for the Lumos. However, you can MTN using 180 to ask if a change of ownership is allowed or not

      1. After all this explain , what I can get from it is that after the payment of #36000 installment , then I can now be recharge my lumon solar every month , within what to what I will stop this recharge the using it as free

          1. If you want to get Lumos prime, the down payment is #32,300 and monthly subscription is 7,300 to buy without monthly subscription the price is 220,000 the last time I checked.

  4. Hi there, Collins…please how many hours can a full battery last if you’re charging only one laptop and one phone with it?

    1. The exact time cannot be determined since there are different Laptops with different voltage capacities, but for mine i can charge my Laptop for 3-4 times

    1. I don’t know the capacity of your 55″ LG UHD LED TV but I don’t think it can power it but you can go to MTN office and ask them to check it out for you to be sure.

        1. Thanks for the complement and yes Mtn solar system only charges using it’s solar panel and can’t be charged with Nepa or gasoline generators

  5. I am a student… And am about to buy this machine to charge my laptop and phone for at least 4 to 6 hours at night and possibly with a bulb on… Do you think it’s the right choice for me?

      1. I don’t think the cost is really a problem because am buying fuel and spending more than 5000 a month for same purpose.. Thank you sir

        1. Then you are good to go, Go for it, you will enjoy it then, moreover if you have some funds between 150 -200k you can install your own solar system that doesn’t require any monthly payment

  6. If i subscribe for 1yr and i didn’t use it for few days may be i travel or there’s light in my house or am using generator for my pumping machine and freezer what will happen to the MTN solar system and will my subscription stop or continue reading?

    1. Bro, it doesn’t matter if you are using the MTN solar or not, the subscription will be counting and once it reaches the one year you paid for, you will have to renew it

  7. Hi Collins can you recommend a good company that can install the solar if one have 200k as you mention

  8. Hello Collins, I just bought this and you seem to be the only one who gives an honest review on this product. Can it be in use while its charging also especially during the daytime?

    1. Yes, feel free to use it while charging it. I am able to know everything about the system because I own one too and have used mine for 2 years plus now

  9. Comment:Hello sir, I’m Kalli how can I apply or register to buy solar lumois electricity through online

  10. Hello, I intend to buy the Lumos for my shop purposely because of fan, hope I will enjoy it, because I have been seeing different reviews that is making me get scared of buying it.

    1. Sure am using it with my 32 inches LG LED TV and you are talking about phones though, it has only 2 USB port but you can use the Inverter side to connect extension socket

  11. Mr Collins
    Pls why do I need 2 guarantors for me to purchase the mtn solar
    And what happens if I don’t have a guarantor?

  12. Please Mr Collins can I change the inverter to 150w instead of the 60w… TV is 19v led TV 49inches plus my dstv explora 12v I want to use both together but seems the inverter is not compatible……moment both appliances are up they off again for each other (dstv and the TV)

  13. I have two monitors with power rating of 20W in usage and 0.5W standby, can the lumus carry both systems ??? i would not plug in anything to the system apart from the two monitors??

    1. Yes, the price is changing but presently you will have to pay a one-time payment of 20,000 NGN upon joining the service.

      N2,000 to be paid to an installer and at least one-month subscription of N4,850 which takes the total to N26,850

  14. Ok thanks, I called the mtn customers care and they referred me to another location to purchase it. I’m in Edo state

  15. Hi,

    Can i use laptop with DC input of 20V and 12V DC standing fan at the same time?

    Or can i use 32inch Startimes TV and DC standing fan at a time?

  16. If the product has fault will they repair it? How fast will it be and who bears the cost please?

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