Harnessing the largest source of energy in the entire solar system, the Sun, the “Solar Lamp” by Mike Hages is an eco-friendly light that other than illuminating your desktop or study table also doubles as a power source for your portable gadgets. The lamp incorporates a photovoltaic panel to charge the battery, at the base, using ambient sunlight. A power input lets plug-in power supplement the power from the solar panel during battery charging or provide an alternative power source, in case the batteries run out during night hours. While a power output allows the user to connect other rechargeable devices to the Solar Lamp for charging through solar panel. Both power connections use USB-mini format to allow compatibility with a number of existing adapters and to allow charging via a laptop or other device.
The Solar Lamp is designed to provide the user with the means to easily customize and enhance available lighting. The portable design makes it a natural travel companion for a laptop, and the use of rechargeable battery power means that the Solar Lamp’s use isn’t restricted by the availability or accessibility of a wall outlet. By incorporating the solar panel for recharging, the Solar Lamp is able to further free itself from cords and outlets while taking advantage of free, renewable energy for charging itself and other devices. The light source includes an array of 12 LED lights and would preferably include both yellow and blue LEDs to provide a balanced light.