Little Sun is a solar-powered LED lamp. It was developed by artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen. The cheerful and simple design as well as the incredible efficiency, has made this lamp popular across the globe. When you buy a Little Sun lamp, you invest in the delivery of Little Sun lamps to off-grid areas around the world because the price of the lamp is higher in areas of the world with electricity, than in those without. This on-grid investment is used to build our distribution system, make more lamps available to off-grid users at locally affordable prices, and make sure Little Sun off-grid sales agents can profit. Featuring 2 light levels, it’s easy to use: 5 hours of charging in the sun produces 10 hours of soft light or 4 hours of bright light. Currently Little Suns are being distributed in 7 African countries: Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Senegal, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Specially engineered to keep the electronics cool even while charging in the sun, and the ventilation of the solar panel ensures best efficiency
Contains 3 AAA rechargeable batteries
Received official certification in 2012 from Lighting Africa, a joint IFC and World Bank program
ROHS and ISO-certified for quality and consistency in production standards
Has been nominated for Design Museum’s 2013 Designs of the Year Award