At Voltaic, we’re in the process of designing our own solar light and are constantly on the lookout for small scale solar lighting products that have made their way to market to see what we like and might do differently. We brought a Sunnan light home from the Brooklyn IKEA to have a look at what’s inside.
This is really cool to see, Voltaic is doing an evaluation and giving useful suggestions on how they’d improve Ikea’s solar lamp.
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