Little Sun Solar-Powered Lamp

LittleSun GmbH

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Solution Overview & Benefits

Little Sun uses natural sunlight where energy is unavailable or unreliable, not affordable or not sustainable. Little Sun's lifespan is five years before it needs a battery replacement. It can hang on a wall or be placed on a table, be carried as a hand-held lantern, or attached to a bike. It is dust, UV, and heat-resistant. Little Sun features two light levels. Five hours of charging in the sun produces 50 hours of soft light or four hours of bright light.

Additional details:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Was recently introduced into Centre Pompidou’s permanent design collection and has been nominated for Design Museum’s 2013 Designs of the Year Award

History & Development

LittleSun GmbH is a for-profit company founded by artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen. Little Sun helps decentralize access to power in the world by making sustainable light available anywhere. It promotes economic growth in regions of the world where electricity is not available or reliable. Its distribution networks bring prosperity to all participants in the supply chain and to the end user.

By buying Little Sun at full price in areas of the world with electricity, you help make it available for a lower price to communities with no or inconsistent electricity.

For additional information on Little Sun Founder, Olafur Eliasson, you may visit his online portfolio at:


Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: United States, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Senegal, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria
Price range (USD): Contact supplier for quote
Available online: yes
Countries where spare parts can be purchased: United States and Europe


Dimensions: diameter 12 cm, depth 3.2 cm
Weight: 120 g

Additional Information

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