In our hyper-connected world, it’s easy to take something like lights and electricity for granted. But think about this: 1.3 billion people around the globe have no access to electricity—1.3 billion.
This statistic plus the devastating 2010 earthquake that killed an estimated 220,000 people in Haiti helped to form the idea for the SolarPuff by Solight Design. The 4.5-inch foldable solar-powered light is super-compact, portable, and can provide up to 8 to 12 hours of light after being charged in bright sunlight for 8 hours. Plus, it’s safer and more environmentally friendly since it doesn’t use batteries or kerosene, so there’s no danger of fire.
Unlike other inflatable solar lamps, it’s made of recyclable material, not toxic PVC. And it can be kept outdoors and can withstand extreme temperatures, wind, and rain with no risk of electric shock or burns.
I became an even bigger fan of the SolarPuff when we used them at Lightning in a Bottle Festival in May where they helped us keep a pretty glow inside our area even when the sun went down! Take a look below. You can buy the SolarPuff, $30, and find out more information at Solight Design’s web site at www.solight-design.com/