Bright Idea

This B-Corp created solar powered lanterns and power banks that are connecting the world to sustainable energy. Artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen designed their lanterns and power banks to serve you while also bringing clean, affordable power to underserved areas. For every one sold in a country with electricity, they sell one at a fair, locally affordable price to the 1.1 billion people without electricity in "off-grid" areas. Each Little Sun Solar Powered Light can shine for up to 50 hours, depending on the amount of sunlight it takes in. And the water- and weather-resistant Solar Charger will power up a USB-connected device or offer up to 150 hours of light. This translates into less CO2 in the atmosphere, millions of energy dollars saved, hundreds of jobs for local entrepreneurs, and a tangible solution in people’s everyday lives. Take one of these compact, feel-good devices camping, on beach trips, to concerts . . . or bring light indoors. Wherever you’re enjoying it, you’ll feel good knowing you’re shining opportunity on others throughout the world.

Little Sun

Solar Powered Lights & Chargers

Bright Idea

This B-Corp created solar powered lanterns and power banks that are connecting the world to sustainable energy. Artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen designed their lanterns and power banks to serve you while also bringing clean, affordable power to underserved areas. For every one sold in a country with electricity, they sell one at a fair, locally affordable price to the 1.1 billion people without electricity in "off-grid" areas. Each Little Sun Solar Powered Light can shine for up to 50 hours, depending on the amount of sunlight it takes in. And the water- and weather-resistant Solar Charger will power up a USB-connected device or offer up to 150 hours of light. This translates into less CO2 in the atmosphere, millions of energy dollars saved, hundreds of jobs for local entrepreneurs, and a tangible solution in people’s everyday lives. Take one of these compact, feel-good devices camping, on beach trips, to concerts . . . or bring light indoors. Wherever you’re enjoying it, you’ll feel good knowing you’re shining opportunity on others throughout the world.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Felix
    Felix

    Sunny greetings! I'm Felix Hallwachs, CEO of Little Sun. We make high-quality solar lamps and chargers that bring the power of the sun to everyone, especially for the 1.1 billion who live without access to electricity. When you buy a Little Sun in North America, you are not only lighting up your life, but you make it possible for us to bring the same products to people living without access to electricity in rural Africa—at a price they can afford, supporting local sales agents at the same time. Like our founder Olafur Eliasson says, "Holding hands with the sun is holding hands with the future." I'm really looking forward to answering any questions you have!

  • Steve
    Steve
    5/15/2017 10:52 AM

    Hi Felix

    Excited about this bc our field guys have to rely on car chargers for energy needs. This will eliminate that requirement as all of our inspections are outdoors. Our company is called Weatherproofing Technologies Inc so I'm going to pass this to them. We have lots of field reps throughout the country and Canada.

    Regards

    Steve Hoffman

  • Felix
    Felix – Special Guest
    5/15/2017 10:58 AM

    @Steve Hello Steve, many thanks for your comment and happy to read that you find our solar powered lamps and chargers useful for your inspection work outdoors! Please don't hesitate to let us know if you need any additional information for yourself or your reps! Best regards, Felix

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    5/15/2017 10:58 AM

    Steve, this sounds like a job for The Grommet Wholesale!

    [email protected]

  • Jeff
    Jeff
    5/15/2017 11:15 AM

    Hello Felix!

    I am curious about the shelf life of the product if it gets put away for emergency use. (Earthquakes, hurricanes and goodness knows what else in our world today.)

    Also, can I replace the battery? Is it a standard item?

    Jeff

  • Felix
    Felix – Special Guest
    5/15/2017 11:47 AM

    @Jeff Hi Jeff! Thanks for your message. Our products contain 3.2 V LiFePO4 rechargeable batteries. In general, it is always better to recharge batteries on a regular basis (ideally once a month) to maintain battery life. When charged regularly, the Little Sun products have an estimated life time of up to 5 year when used daily.

    For the Little Sun Original, you can exchange the battery, using a TX9 screwdriver. However, it is important that you replace it with the same type of battery (3.2 V with 400mAh).

    Little Sun Charge has a product-customized battery to ensure its high-efficiency. This is why it can only be replaced by Little Sun. Hope this helps! All best, Felix

  • Drew
    Drew
    5/15/2017 11:22 AM

    These look great, and I love the dual mission. Question, approximately how long does it take to charge a cell phone?

  • Felix
    Felix – Special Guest
    5/15/2017 11:52 AM

    @Drew Thanks, Drew! The Charge features a 4.400mAh battery with 12.5 Wh that can charge your cell phone as fast as most reguar power outlets! The exact time it takes depends on your phone and the battery inside. Sunny greetings! Felix

  • Rafae
    Rafae
    5/15/2017 11:45 AM

    I would like to sell your products in Puerto Rico or do you have one here, already.

  • Felix
    Felix – Special Guest
    5/15/2017 12:10 PM

    @Rafae Hello Rafae, thank you for your interest. We don't have distribution in Puerto Rico yet, so it would be great if you could email us at [email protected] with more details. Best regards, Felix

  • Susan
    Susan
    5/15/2017 12:25 PM

    I have an android phone and a kindle. With the solar charging device work with these plugs?

    Thank you for your work around the world.

    Sue

  • Felix
    Felix – Special Guest
    5/15/2017 2:11 PM

    @Susan Thanks for your question and your kind words, Sue! Yes, you can connect both products with a USB cable. The Little Sun Charge works with all your small devices and uses standard USB connectivity. Let me know if you further questions! Best, Felix

  • Anne
    Anne
    5/15/2017 3:00 PM

    Hi Felix!

    Will these eventually be available in the UK please, I do hope so because I'm really interested in them and anything that enables the less fortunate to have light and helps our planet can't do anything but good!

    Kind regards

    Anne

  • Felix
    Felix – Special Guest
    5/15/2017 3:10 PM

    @Anne Hello Anne, thank you very much for your message! Our products are available through our online shop to the UK and on our website you can also find an overview of the shops carrying our products under "store locations". The Tate in London was actually even the place where we launched Little Sun in the summer of 2012! Please let us know if we can help with additional info. Best regards, Felix

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Little Sun

Solar Powered Lights & Chargers

Bright Idea

This B-Corp created solar powered lanterns and power banks that are connecting the world to sustainable energy.

Artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen designed their lanterns and power banks to serve you while also bringing clean, affordable power to underserved areas. For every one sold in a country with
electricity, they sell one at a fair, locally affordable price to the 1.1 billion people without electricity in "off-grid" areas.

Each Little Sun Solar Powered Light can shine for up to 50 hours, depending on the amount of sunlight it takes in. And the water- and weather-resistant Solar Charger will power up a USB-connected device or offer up to 150 hours of light.

This translates into less CO2 in the atmosphere, millions of energy dollars saved, hundreds of jobs for local entrepreneurs, and a tangible solution in people’s everyday lives.

Take one of these compact, feel-good devices camping, on beach trips, to concerts . . . or bring light indoors. Wherever you’re enjoying it, you’ll feel good knowing you’re shining opportunity on others throughout the world.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Felix
    Felix

    Sunny greetings! I'm Felix Hallwachs, CEO of Little Sun. We make high-quality solar lamps and chargers that bring the power of the sun to everyone, especially for the 1.1 billion who live without access to electricity. When you buy a Little Sun in North America, you are not only lighting up your life, but you make it possible for us to bring the same products to people living without access to electricity in rural Africa—at a price they can afford, supporting local sales agents at the same time. Like our founder Olafur Eliasson says, "Holding hands with the sun is holding hands with the future." I'm really looking forward to answering any questions you have!

  • Steve
    Steve
    5/15/2017 10:52 AM

    Hi Felix

    Excited about this bc our field guys have to rely on car chargers for energy needs. This will eliminate that requirement as all of our inspections are outdoors. Our company is called Weatherproofing Technologies Inc so I'm going to pass this to them. We have lots of field reps throughout the country and Canada.

    Regards

    Steve Hoffman

  • Felix
    Felix – Special Guest
    5/15/2017 10:58 AM

    @Steve Hello Steve, many thanks for your comment and happy to read that you find our solar powered lamps and chargers useful for your inspection work outdoors! Please don't hesitate to let us know if you need any additional information for yourself or your reps! Best regards, Felix

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    5/15/2017 10:58 AM

    Steve, this sounds like a job for The Grommet Wholesale!

    [email protected]

  • Jeff
    Jeff
    5/15/2017 11:15 AM

    Hello Felix!

    I am curious about the shelf life of the product if it gets put away for emergency use. (Earthquakes, hurricanes and goodness knows what else in our world today.)

    Also, can I replace the battery? Is it a standard item?

    Jeff

  • Felix
    Felix – Special Guest
    5/15/2017 11:47 AM

    @Jeff Hi Jeff! Thanks for your message. Our products contain 3.2 V LiFePO4 rechargeable batteries. In general, it is always better to recharge batteries on a regular basis (ideally once a month) to maintain battery life. When charged regularly, the Little Sun products have an estimated life time of up to 5 year when used daily.

    For the Little Sun Original, you can exchange the battery, using a TX9 screwdriver. However, it is important that you replace it with the same type of battery (3.2 V with 400mAh).

    Little Sun Charge has a product-customized battery to ensure its high-efficiency. This is why it can only be replaced by Little Sun. Hope this helps! All best, Felix

  • Drew
    Drew
    5/15/2017 11:22 AM

    These look great, and I love the dual mission. Question, approximately how long does it take to charge a cell phone?

  • Felix
    Felix – Special Guest
    5/15/2017 11:52 AM

    @Drew Thanks, Drew! The Charge features a 4.400mAh battery with 12.5 Wh that can charge your cell phone as fast as most reguar power outlets! The exact time it takes depends on your phone and the battery inside. Sunny greetings! Felix

  • Rafae
    Rafae
    5/15/2017 11:45 AM

    I would like to sell your products in Puerto Rico or do you have one here, already.

  • Felix
    Felix – Special Guest
    5/15/2017 12:10 PM

    @Rafae Hello Rafae, thank you for your interest. We don't have distribution in Puerto Rico yet, so it would be great if you could email us at [email protected] with more details. Best regards, Felix

  • Susan
    Susan
    5/15/2017 12:25 PM

    I have an android phone and a kindle. With the solar charging device work with these plugs?

    Thank you for your work around the world.

    Sue

  • Felix
    Felix – Special Guest
    5/15/2017 2:11 PM

    @Susan Thanks for your question and your kind words, Sue! Yes, you can connect both products with a USB cable. The Little Sun Charge works with all your small devices and uses standard USB connectivity. Let me know if you further questions! Best, Felix

  • Anne
    Anne
    5/15/2017 3:00 PM

    Hi Felix!

    Will these eventually be available in the UK please, I do hope so because I'm really interested in them and anything that enables the less fortunate to have light and helps our planet can't do anything but good!

    Kind regards

    Anne

  • Felix
    Felix – Special Guest
    5/15/2017 3:10 PM

    @Anne Hello Anne, thank you very much for your message! Our products are available through our online shop to the UK and on our website you can also find an overview of the shops carrying our products under "store locations". The Tate in London was actually even the place where we launched Little Sun in the summer of 2012! Please let us know if we can help with additional info. Best regards, Felix

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.