Artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen developed the Little Sun solar-powered lamp to get clean, reliable, affordable light to the 1.6 billion people worldwide without access to electricity. Little Sun allows people living in these off-grid areas to work, socialise, study, cook, and safely extend their daily activities into the night without using hazardous and carcinogenic kerosene lanterns, a common off-grid light source. In addition, Little Sun saves off-grid users 90% over a two-year period compared to kerosene.
Every Little Sun sold makes a difference. Buying a Little Sun lamp at the regular price makes it possible for Little Suns to be sold in off-grid areas at locally affordable prices.