Solar LED Lamp Is a Smart Solution for Portable Lighting

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"WAKAWAKA" means "shine bright" in Swahili, and that's just what this little design does. Created to replace dirty and dangerous kerosene lights, the designers have devised a solar powered LED for use in developing areas or other off-grid situations, and it has a few clever tricks up its sleeve to set it apart from other solar light designs.

This LED lamp is compact, folding into a small rectangle when charging. The light then unfolds and can be stood up on a flat surface or hooked onto the top of a plastic bottle that is used as a stand.

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It can also be used as a mobile phone battery charger:

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However, there are so far only a handful of prototypes of this light design. That's where you come in. The project is on Kickstarter and hoping to raise enough funds to see this design into production. And if you contribute enough, that'll get you your own lamp when they roll off the manufacturing lines.

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