Cute IKEA solar lights

Cute IKEA solar lights

22 July, 2011
SUNNAN table lamp
Simple, useful design makes us happy!
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We love this: IKEA is offering an affordable range of reliable solar powered lights, and by the look of it, it’s a popular decision! We visited twice in one week and witnessed these simple but brilliantly designed lights fly off the shelves before our eyes. The SUNNAN table lamp is specifically designed for indoor use, while the rest of the SUNNAN range is usable outdoors as well. The design is so simple as to resemble a child’s drawing of a lamp: two circles joined by a line, minus the cord and plug. When fully charged, this solar-powered LED light will shine strongly for about three hours, and keep going weakly after that. The square battery unit in the base can be removed for charging, although it is not necessary to do so as long as you place the light or battery somewhere sunny. Full charging takes nine hours in direct sunlight and twelve on a cloudy day. This is the perfect light for those who love to read in bed before falling asleep. The three hour light timespan might not seem huge, but it is more than enough time to read a chapter or two before entering the land of snooze. The beam of light from this lamp is quite concentrated, and great to focus on books or newspapers. The neck adjusts easily to focus anywhere you want. This makes it great for reading without disturbing others such as sleeping partners in the room, and fantastic for kids’ shadow puppets (we tested it)! It is light and compact enough to be easily moved around and placed on tables, sofas, beds or wherever you may be sitting. IKEA seems to be embracing solar powered lights, and has also launched a range of solar powered outdoor lighting. Under the SOLVINDEN name, IKEA offers a nice array of options for decorating your garden or outdoor space. Strings of miniature lanterns would not look out of place in a bedroom either, with a small charging cell conveniently located at one end of the string. These solar lights are a great way to start retrofitting your household to use less energy, and are a great conversation piece too! It’s great to see such a mainstream furniture goliath as IKEA slowly starting to offer more sustainable products for eco conscious consumers. We look forward to seeing more cool products like these.

By: Carley Lauder
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