Little Sun Original is a cheery, sun-shaped solar lamp perfect for nighttime reading, camping, outdoor festivals, and more. To charge, simply set in the sun with charger side up. A five hour charge results in ten hours of soft light or four hours of bright light (dimmable). It hangs on a lanyard to provide hands-free light when needed.
Little Sun is a solar-powered global project connecting the world through sharing light. Nearly one quarter of the world’s population does not have access to electricity. When the sun sets, entire communities grind to a halt. When you purchase a Little Sun, you make it possible for Little Suns to be sold in off-grid areas through local distribution centers at prices that are locally affordable. By avoiding kerosene and other hazardous materials for light sources, Little Sun safely extends the day for thousands, allowing students to study and workers to work during the evening hours.
Icelandic artist and designer Olafur Eliasson says this of his inspiration: “As a child I grew up in Iceland where there is no sunlight in the winter. It simply stays dark all day…Light became a way of connecting to other people. Light is social. Light is life.”
- Designers: Olafur Eliasson and Frederik Ottesen
- Country of Design: Germany
- Materials: Body – recyclable ABS plastic; battery AA LiFePO4, 3,2V rechargeable battery with 400 mAh
- Measurements: Diameter 4.7″ Depth 1.4″