A smart reading lamp that provides up to 100 operating hours per recharge.
SunTurtle is a versatile and smart Solar LED Lamp. Use the handy loop to turn any standard plastic bottle into a practical lamp stand. Or use the patented FlexFoot as a table stand, to mount SunTurtle on the wall or hang from the ceiling. It takes as little as 4 hours of direct sunlight to fully charge the LiFePO battery. SunTurtle has 3 light intensity levels, providing as up to 100 operating hours per recharge.
25 lumen of light
3 years battery life time
Up to 100 hours of light from one charge
1 year warranty
Light source: 1 Samsung LED
Light output high: 25 lumen for 5 hours+
Light output medium: 8 lumen for 15 hours+
Light output low: 1,5 lumen for 100 hours+
LED lifespan: 50.000+ hours
Light distribution: 120 degrees
Colour: Cool white (5.500-6.000 kelvin)
Use SunBell as a task light, ceiling lamp or flashlight.
The SunBell is an exceptionally versatile and rugged Solar LED Lamp and phone charger. It provides light for work and leisure under any conditions. Use the included USB adapter to charge your mobile phone anywhere (best suitable for basic phone). The LiFePO4 battery needs as little as 4 hours of direct sunlight (depending on sun strength) to fully charge. It connects with the lamp through the integrated 3m/9ft cable. Operating hours vary from 4 hours on BRIGHT Mode, to at least 80 hours on Low Mode.
100 lumen of light
5 years battery life time
Up to 80 hours of light from one charge
Mobile phone charging
2 year warranty
Light source: 3 Samsung LEDs
Light output high: 100 lumen for 5 hours+
Light output medium: 20 lumen for 15 hours+
Light output low: 5 lumen for 80 hours+
LED lifespan: 50.000+ hours
Light distribution: 360-90 degrees (dep. on use)
Colour: Cool white (5.500-6.000 kelvin)
The Sunbell’s astonishing journey from a sleepy Norwegian fishing village to a million off-grid homes a world away.
The sea gulls were flying low over the wired-up rooftops of Risør, a white-housed coastal town in the south of Norway and an unlikely birthplace of ideas about to revolutionize off-grid living. This summer of 2009, however, the sleepy town hosted a design workshop. Here, the small design company K8 Industrial Design hatched the idea for a smart, rugged, charming, sustainable and multifunctional solar powered lamp.
The target group is the 1,2 billion people living in off-grid communities using hazardous kerosene as their main source of lighting, and for whom lack of light is a real disadvantage for education and business.
4,500 hours of research and development later, SunBell solar lamp saw the light of day. It looked cool. It worked really well. It could do a lot of things. It could create light for a long time, hang from the ceiling the wall or around your neck. It could even charge your phone. In 2011, designer Marius Andresen teamed up with marketer Kristian Bye to found BRIGHT Products AS in 2011. With support from Innovation Norway and through a partnership with CARE Norway, they tested SunBell in villages in Kenya, Tanzania and Bangladesh. The feedback was so encouraging that BRIGHT launched a crowdfunding campaign, resulting in preorders and donations from 19 countries.
SunTurtle, a smaller, quite charming and child-friendly solar reading lamp, was born in 2012. BRIGHT raised $1 million for production tools and launched commercially in 2014. New impact investors and an Innovation Norway loan set up high quality mass production through Eyekandi Ltd in Thailand.
It was a bright start. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – BRIGHT’s first customer – ordered 200,000 lamps through our partner W. Giertsen AS. The UNHCR has continued to be a major customer. SunBell is a good fit with needs in UN refugee camps and the organization’s work in disaster-struck areas and off-grid communities.
Ingun Berget joined the company as CEO in January 2015 and has overseen the important development from fledgling start-up to a mature company with a dedicated staff, fit for further growth. So far, the products are available in over 10 countries. With its high quality production standards, a forward leaning distribution strategy and a highly motivated professional team focusing on innovation, BRIGHT is positioned to impact the lives of additional millions in off-grid communities .
2010. The International Design Award in Los Angeles.
2011. Winner of “Common Pitch” for Social Entrepreneurship, Colorado, USA.
2013. SunBell awarded “Most Innovative Product of The Year” by The Alliance For Rural Electrification, Germany.
2014. Winner of “Usability Award” at the IDZ electronics show in Berlin.
2014. Sun Turtle awarded RedDot Design Award.
2015. SunBell winner of the iF Design Award in Germany.
2015. Award for Design Excellence, Norway.
One million BRIGHT solar lamps. Improving off-grid lives one light at the time.
One million points of light. That’s how many BRIGHT solar lamps have found their way into off-grid communities by end of December 2016. It is this dedication to improve off-grid living that lies at the heart of Oslo-based BRIGHT’s product development and business ethos. The people at BRIGHT are committed to understanding how affordable, convenient access to light can alleviate the negative effects of living off-grid, and improve family economy, education, health and safety.
1,2 billion people live in off-grid communities in Africa, Asia and South America. This is BRIGHT’s core market. This includes millions of refugees and displaced people that depend on aid and relief organizations.
BRIGHT’s research-based design process entails traveling the world to experience off-grid communities from the inside, first-hand, hands-on. The identified needs are applied to a stringent design and production process, with the sole aim to deliver solutions for better off-grid living. The production of BRIGHT’s durable and applicable products informs every step of the company’s search for innovative customers, partners and employees.
“It’s possible”. BRIGHT’s slogan. It’s possible to create more light anywhere. So children can do their homework at night. So women can light their path at night. So entrepreneurs can run their businesses and charge their phones. So communities can become connected and climb the energy latter. More than one million BRIGHT lamps are impacting the lives of more than 4 million people. BRIGHT is hard at work to extend its product range, collaborating with both the humanitarian sector as well as commercial distributors to widen its impact and improve living conditions for as many as possible.
BRIGHT was the first company to fully commit to the Future-Fit Business Benchmark, a science-based definition of what it means to be an environmentally sustainable business for the future. BRIGHT is a member of GOGLA (The Off Grid Lighting Association), NOREPS (Norwegian Emergency Preparedness System) and NABA (Norwegian-African Business Association).