Ten Solar Gadgets for the Eco-Adventurer

#6 Solar Lantern

solar lantern

Who needs to solar charge a light when the light solar-charges itself? Such is the question begged by the PiSAT K-Light, a solar lantern-slash-flashlight that requires no batteries, is highly water-resistant, lightweight and provides 120 lumens of LED light over a peak 20 hours of runtime (10 hours in sun=20 hours of lantern).

PiSAT is also offering a “Light for Africa” kit, through which every K-Light sold to you equals one K-Light donated to the Koinonia Foundation and its own solar projects in Africa, where grid power may not even be available. The K-Light’s solar panel is attached only by wire to the lantern, meaning the lantern doesn’t necessarily have to be outside to charge. It can attach to a backpack or sit in the car window on the way to an off-grid weekend.

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  1. Russ Wright

    These are all great products! The Solar Light Cap would have been a great contender for the list as well! It provides 3-4 hours of light from a full day’s charge of its built in solar panel and has 4 modes including Alert, SOS, Strobe and Dimmer. It is weatherproof and provides over 5000 hours of free light from the sun through 2 ultra bright LED lights. Check it out at http://www.currentwear.com.

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