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Little Sun
Little Sun
Little Sun
Little Sun
Little Sun
Little Sun

Little Sun

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 Main Body: made from UV and weather resistant, recyclable ABS plastic

 Dimensions: diameter 4.75 inches (12 cm), depth 1.15 inches (2.9 cm)

 Weight: 4.25 oz (120 g)

 Solar panel: 60 x 60 mm monocrystaline solar panel made from highly efficient SunPower solar cells, 5 V, 0.48 Watt

 Switch: Knitter-switch TSS 61 R LF with fluorescent silicone boot and PIC FM8PE53 allow for 2 light levels

 LED: Duris E 5 LED from Osram, version 2.0. LED runs at 0.5 Watts and emits 40 Lm @ 120 mA. Optical efficiency 112 lm/W at 5000 K

Charging the lamp for 5 hours in the sun produces 10 hours of soft light or 4 hours of bright light. To charge, place the Little Sun lamp in the sun with its solar panel facing upwards. When it is overcast, Little Sun will take longer to reach full charge. Press the white button once for soft light, twice for bright light and three times to turn the lamp off.

Little Sun is perfect for camping, hiking, festivals or BBQs. Little Sun is also a great gift, and kids love it. Light your garden or balcony, or use it indoors to brighten your home. It’s a fun, accessible introduction to the benefits of solar power and sustainable energy. Featuring two light levels, it’s easy to use.


Little Sun comes with a detachable strap, allowing it to be hung from your neck, hooks, backpack, or a tree – or you can remove the strap and use it as an attractive table lamp. Little Sun puts the power of the sun in the palm of your hand – creating safe, convenient, sustainable light you can take with you wherever you go.

  An attractive, high-quality solar-powered LED lamp developed by world famous artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen
  Developed as a ‘socially conscious’ lamp. Proceeds from each sale contributs to getting clean, reliable and affordable light to people living in areas of the world with no electricity
  Features the world’s most efficient solar cell, produced by SunPower, industry leaders in solar manufacturing
  Specially engineered to keep the electronics cool even while charging in the sun, and the ventilation of the solar panel ensures best efficiency
  Received official certification in 2012 from Lighting Africa, a joint IFC and World Bank program
  Very strong, sturdy and durable with an approximate lifespan of 2 years when used daily
  Contains 3 AAA rechargeable batteries and includes an optional lanyard
  ROHS and ISO-certified for quality and consistency in production standards
  Was recently introduced into Centre Pompidou’s permanent design collection and has been nominated for Design Museum’s 2013 Design of the Year Award
  Great for reading, cooking, camping/travelling, festivals, outdoor lighting and more

The unique solar lamp is a practical light source as well as a work of art. Featuring the world’s most efficient solar cell, this light is very powerful - it will last a long time, is extremely durable, and boasts an attractive design. 
But there is a lot more to Little Sun. Buying a lamp makes a global impact as well. By buying a Little Sun you help ensure affordable solar light gets to people who need it the most, the 1.6 billion people in the world without electricity.

Warranty: One year limited manufacturer's warranty

Your Purchase Makes an Impact
When you buy a Little Sun, you receive a high-quality solar-powered lamp and make an impact. A portion of every purchase goes towards bringing light to some of the 1.6 billion people in the world living 'off grid.' By delivering business starter kits and micro-entrepreneurial training to local off-grid entrepreneurs, Little Sun builds up sustainable structures, which not only deliver affordable solar lamps to people with no electricity, but also generates local profits, creates local jobs, and reduces the substantial environmental impact and costs associated with using kerosene lamps. 

Currently Little Suns are being distributed in eight African countries, including Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Senegal, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

As a global project connecting the world through sharing light, Little Sun engages with partners such as art institutions, international agencies, NGOs, and private sector to raise global awareness of energy access and solar power. Working with its partners, Little Sun has so far for example put energy access on the agenda at: Tate Modern, London; COP 18 Climate Change Conference, Doha, Qatar; World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Cape Town, South Africa; the UN General Assembly, US; Art Basel Miami Beach, US; Roskilde Festival, Denmark; and Coachella Festival, US.

Millennium Development Goals
Access to safe, clean and sustainable light is essential to achieving the Millennium Development Goals as outlined by the United Nations, specifically falling under these categories:

Poverty Eradication: Little Sun provides light so businesses can remain open later, which increases their income. Using Little Sun also saves people 90% over a 2-year period compared to Kerosene.

Education: Little Sun provides light for children to study or read in the evenings, which leads to children performing better in school and staying in school.

Gender Equality: As they spend more hours in the home, women and children suffer disproportionally from the indoor air pollution, breathing related problems, burns, and fires caused by kerosene lanterns and candles. Little Sun light provides a safe alternative that emits no smoke and is non-toxic.

Health: With solar powered light, medical care that must be performed at night becomes safer to provide than under kerosene lamps. Little Sun lamps are safe, clean and eliminate indoor air pollution, breathing related problems, burns and fires caused by kerosene lanterns and candles, while supplying light that is 10 times brighter.

Environmental Sustainability: While polluting homes at the local level, using kerosene for lighting impacts the environment on a global scale, releasing 190 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. Little Sun is an environmentally sustainable solution.


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