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Power of We: Little Sun

Little Sun brings light to homes in the form of a sunflower-shaped solar powered lamp.Dependence on kerosene-fuelled lanterns for light is an all-too-common occurrence in some developing countries. In fact, India even has the highest subsidy in place for distribution of kerosene tp its citizens living below poverty line.

Author Ajay Pal Singh Chabba -, 06.20.14

Little Sun brings light to homes in the form of a sunflower-shaped solar powered lamp.

Dependence on kerosene-fuelled lanterns for light is an all-too-common occurrence in some developing countries. In fact, India even has the highest subsidy in place for distribution of kerosene tp its citizens living below poverty line.

The emission of the black carbon during the combustion of kerosene in just one evening is considered equivalent to smoking almost two packs of cigarettes a day which contributes to air pollution (both indoor and outdoor) and harmful impacts on human health. 

Little Sun is one company, which through it’s attractive, high quality solar lamps is looking to help replace dirty, health- and climate-damaging kerosene lamps in homes.

Little Sun is a Berlin-based newcomer to the solar lamp market and has distributed 165,000 of its sunflower-shaped lamps around the world since launching in 2012. Each lamp provides 10 hours of soft light or four hours of bright light from five hours of charging. Their concept, which combines a pleasing design with exceptional engineering, has helped create popular demand for the product in the solar lamp market across the globe.

Check out the video for more info on LittleSun:

Little Sun in 2 Minutes from Little Sun on Vimeo.

With presence in eight off-grid countries – Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa – as well as presence in “on grid” countries in Europe as well as the United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan, Little Sun has been able to keep the product cost low for those in developing countries by keeping the price higher in developed, on-grid areas of the world. You can even buy and get the solar lamp delivered to your home in Europe or the USA for cost of 22 EUR plus delivery charges.

Recently, Bloomberg’s philanthropical body also passed out a 3 million GBP low-interest loan as financial support to African families to purchase a Little Sun lamp.

What are you waiting for? Go grab your piece of solar art before the product runs out of stock. .

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