“The Lightie™ is an extremely efficient, patent-pending, test-tube shaped solar powered “light bulb”. It is a Picosolar device, designed to bring affordable lighting to the predominantly impoverished masses worldwide that still use paraffin for their lighting needs. The Lightie’s innovative design has been crafted to screw on and fit flush through the mouth of a standard soda bottle 22mm in diameter, thus converting the bottle into a multi functional and waterproof solar powered lantern/task light. The elongated design of The Lightie™ made from durable injection moulded acyrlic housing acts as a compartment to both the proprietary Photovoltaic panel (PV) and its rechargeable batteries, which store the energy of the Lightie™. The Lightie™ absorbs its energy from the sun via the CIGS PV panel, built in around the radial internal surface of the elongated tube. The main ideas of conceptualising a PET bottle for the structure of the Lightie™, was two fold. Firstly to shave off additional material related costs in the manufacturing process and secondly I see the Lightie™ as having potential co-branding synergy benefits with brands such as Coke/Pepsi.
The axial end/tip point of the Lightie™ housing contains a highly efficient 120 lumen dual LED setup which is capable of outputting up to more that ten times the brightness of even the best paraffin lanterns. By Leaving the Lightie™ outside during the day, its proprietary cylindrical PV panel absorbs the suns rays, which in turn charges the batteries that in turn stores the energy for use in powering up the LED on demand. End users can expect to get 40hrs of light on the low settings (120 lumens – can light up a 50m2 space) and around 20hrs of light on the low setting (30 lumens – more than enough to read with and find your way around the room). The Lightie™ only needs 5–8 hours of sun to fully charge and can even charge in overcast and rainy conditions. The battery of the Lightie™ will last 4-5 years.
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