Little Sun Solar Lamp

Hold the power of the sun in the palm of your hand with this pocket-sized solar-powered lamp.


Olafur Eliasson & Frederik Ottesen created by

Olafur Eliasson & Frederik Ottesen

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You Are My Sunshine

When artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen learned that 1.1 billion people worldwide live without electricity, they teamed up and created the Little Sun Solar Lamp to help impoverished communities across the world gain access to light. By selling the Little Suns, the makers are able to help send their solar lamps to villages without affordable electricity. Palm-sized and portable, the lamp brightens any space, from rooms to tents to gardens, and the nifty dimmer helps create just the right mood. Just five hours of daylight charging produces 50 hours of light.

Olafur Eliasson & Frederik Ottesen

created by

Olafur Eliasson & Frederik Ottesen



“Light is social. Light is life.”

Nature serves as a constant source of fascination for Danish artist and engineer pair, Olafur Eliasson and Frederik Otteson. Light in particular is a favorite medium of the duo, who together founded the Little Sun project, a global initiative to bring solar lamps to the 1.1 billion people living without affordable electricity. In these impoverished communities, solar lamps allow residents to work or study once the sun goes down, therefore aiding in their economic advancement. Light is a way of connecting people, Eliasson believes. “Light is social. Light is life,” he says. Together Eliasson and Otteson use light and art to affect social and environmental change on a global level. Since launching Little Sun, they have distributed a total of 439,035 solar lamps worldwide.

Made from
LED bulb, solar panel, battery, PCB
4.7" diameter
5 hours of charging in the sun produces more than 50 hours of light at the dimmest setting or 4 hours at the brightest setting.
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Great for reading and as a night light


My youngest child uses the Little Sun at full power to read at night, then dims it for a night light. The ability to control the brightness is really great. We will probably use this for camping too. The only negative is that it takes fairly direct sun to charge, if the sun is indirect then the light is dim. We just have to remember to put it in a bright spot each morning.

St. Louis, MO


Powerful light, cute, easy to carry, and good for camping!


Good light. Great to be solar powered.

Sacramento, CA


Little Sun Solar Lamp

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