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Olafur Eliasson Little Sun Solar Light

Great for camping, festivals, at the beach, brightening your home, garden, or balcony. Kids love the lamp - as a nightlight or for playtime - which makes it easy to teach them about sustainable living.

Featuring a dimmer, you can easily adjust the brightness of the lamp to what you need.

Five hours of charging in the sun produces more than 50 hours of light at the dimmest setting or 4 hours at the brightest setting.

Size 12cm x 3cm.

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This iconic high-quality portable solar lamp is the perfect introduction to personal solar-powered light - designed and developed by artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen.

For every light sold, Little Sun sends another to their partners in rural Africa, where they train local sales agents and bring solar energy to those who need it most. Launched at the Tate Modern in 2012 the 1 millionth Little Sun lamp has just been produced.

Battery lifespan is estimated to be five years when used daily.

Comes with a lanyard and story booklet in a beautifully designed box.

Has been included in the Pompidou Centre's permanent design collection and been nominated for Design Museum's Design of the Year Award.

“To talk about how Little Sun started, I actually need to go back a bit. My relationship to the sun started during my childhood in Iceland, when electricity was rationed because of the oil crisis in the early seventies. As a five-year-old child I remember a siren in the city very clearly, and when the siren sounded, suddenly the whole city blacked out. As a child this was an incredible feeling of seeing – where my grandparents lived, in Hafnarfjördur – the whole city’s lights, including traffic lights and everything, go out at once. It was like a massive work of urban land art. What was more remarkable, though, was that the experience of the sunlight would change. As the sunlight was also visible at night in the summer, albeit faintly, it was as if the daylight had suddenly been turned on. Seen from inside a house, the twilight outside the windows became much more apparent the moment the lights went out. This intensity and beauty of light outside struck me then, and it has influenced me since.” – Olafur Eliasson
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Manufacturer Little Sun
Values and causes Eco Friendly, Fair Trade
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