I received a sample for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.
As a family, we love to spend time outdoors. Whether it's boating, fishing, hiking, camping or just playing, you'll find us outside almost all of the time during the months where it's warm enough. We play through the day and into the night, so we often need light to well, light our way. I can't tell you how many batteries we've gone through for lanterns and flashlights, especially while camping. There have been plenty of times where we've actually run out too, which of course, is no fun at all!
Well now I don't have to worry about packing those extra batteries or even wasting money on them because we were recently introduced to two amazing products - the SunBell Solar Lamp & Phone Charger and Little Sun Solar Lantern. They both use solar energy from the sun, require no plug, batteries or hassle!
The Little Sun Solar Lantern is perfect for everything we do. It can be carried in your hand or worn around the neck and provides a bright light in the darkness. I actually think it's pretty cute too! But what really gets me is that every purchase impacts other people, people living "off the grid".
"When you buy a Little Sun, you receive a high-quality solar-powered lamp – but that’s not all. A portion of every purchase goes towards bringing light to some of the 1.6 billion people in the world living 'off grid.' By delivering business starter kits and micro-entrepreneurial training to local off-grid entrepreneurs, Little Sun builds up sustainable structures which not only deliver affordable solar lamps to people with no electricity, but also generates local profits, creates local jobs, and reduces the substantial environmental impact and costs associated with using kerosene lamps."
The SunBell Solar Lamp & Phone Charger is really a pretty amazing little thing. Ye, it's a light - but it can also charge your phone! I can't even tell you how amazing that is when you're off in the woods with no power source aside from your car. It requires only 3-4 hours of sunlight to fully charge too, which is pretty amazing!
"The rechargeable LiFePO battery requires only 3-4 hours of good sunlight to be fully charged. The dimmer switch lets you choose between 3 levels of LED light intensity and operating time. A 9 foot cable is hidden inside the solar disk, so the panel can be placed outside while the lamp or mobile phone can be stored safely inside a house, hut or tent while charging."You can use the SunBell Solar Lamp & Phone Charger as a reading light, ceiling light, flashlight or a mobile phone charger. As a light, it is bright and has 3 different dimming settings, the lowest lasting for over 100 hours!
These are both such great products and we'll get a lot of use out of them throughout the years. Below is a video tutorial that shows exactly how to use the SunBell Solar Lamp & Phone Charger and he even gives you a few little unexpected tricks!
How would you use these great solar tools to brighten up your night?