If you’re looking for a portable solar light that ticks all the boxes without breaking the bank, the d.light A1 is one of the best options on the market. This top-quality solar light picked up the Spark Design Award 2015, and was a Finalist in two categories of the 2016 Innovation by Design Awards 2016 – making it one of the most coveted solar lights of recent years.
Tough and sturdy design
High-efficiency integrated solar panel
Lightweight: only 80 grams
Weather resistant for sun and rain
Smart solar indicator for charge intensity
60,000-hour LED life
Lifetime well over 3 years (inclusive of battery) based on a full daily recharge and discharge
It only weighs 80 grams
The design that won so much recognition at these awards ceremonies favours portability and versatility above all else. It’s compact and easy to carry at just 80g, but it still spreads light to the corner of every room, ideal for a multitude of situations, whether you’re heading on a camping trip, or just looking for an emergency light to keep in your car at all times.
Four hours of light from a full charge
The battery provides four hours of light per full charge – and the LEDs within offer an amazing 60,000-hour life span. These LEDs also provide light that is twice as bright as kerosene, so you can say goodbye to those outdated oil lamps and hello to this efficient, clean option.
Integral stand and smart solar indicator
The light itself comes with an adjustable support stand, with the solar panel on the reverse of the light, so you can prop it up while it’s charging. There’s also a smart solar indicator, so you can see how quickly the unit is charging, and it’s fully weather resistant – you can even leave it out in the rain.
The entire d.light A1 unit is maintenance-free, and will last for well over three years as a camping accessory, a nightlight, an emergency light or a light for your garden – a bargain at twice the price.
Reviews and Press
Great addition to d.light's model lineup. Great for travel. I've used different models of d.light solar lanterns for years and really like them. They have consistently charged faster and lasted longer than other brands and models I've tried, which is really essential during multi-day power outages. This new A1 model is a great addition to the d.light line, since it's much smaller and lighter than their other models. It fits very neatly in a backpack or suitcase. I travel with it. Originally I planned to use take it only to countries where electricity reliability is an issue, but then I got in the habit of leaving it in my travel bag, and I was glad I did when I was in the southern U.S. recently during huge thunderstorms that knocked out power where I was staying. Having your own solar rechargeable light, at home or on the road, really makes a difference when the power goes out. I'd recommend d.lights larger lantern for your home emergency kit and this little A1 model for your travel bag. Edward B
No batteries needed = happiness I LOVE this little light! Great to have around the house if you're working on something small at a table. No batteries and no fidgety controls, just one big on/off button. Seems to hold a charge for days. I like the light so much, I ordered one for a friend who is an energy miser. T.Ken
It puts out a good quality of light and lasts about 4 hours
Item works well as described. It puts out a good quality of light and lasts about 4 hours as described. T.Hamilton