Little Sun Original
The power of the sun in the palm of your hand
Artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen developed Little Sun Original to bring clean, affordable light to the 1.1 billion people worldwide living without electricity in ‘off-grid’ areas.
The iconic high-quality portable solar lamp is the perfect introduction to personal solar-powered light – it’s great for camping, festivals, at the beach, or for brightening your home, garden, or balcony.
Kids love the lamp – as a nightlight or for playtime – which makes it easy to teach them about sustainable living.
Featuring a dimmer, you can easily adjust the brightness of the lamp to what you need. 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.
Free delivery within Germany for orders of €99 or over!$30 Shipping costs added at checkout
The iconic little solar lamp
- A high-quality portable solar lamp featuring a dimmer
- 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
- Battery lifespan of 5 years when used daily
- Extremely robust and durable – perfect for outdoor activities and playtime!
- ROHS and ISO-certified certified for quality and consistency in production standards
- Designed by artist Olafur Eliasson – makes a great gift!
- Comes with a lanyard and story booklet in a beautifully designed box
- It’s a fun, accessible introduction to the benefits of solar power and sustainable energy
- Great as a nightlight, for play time and to discover the power of the sun – kids love Little Sun.
- For camping, festivals, at the beach, or for brightening your home, garden, or balcony
The power of your purchase
When you buy a Little Sun product, you not only get a little piece of the sun that you can take with you anywhere, but you also share the energy of the sun with someone living without electricity.
Every Little Sun sold makes Little Suns available to African communities without electricity at locally affordable prices.
Find out more about our social business model here>
Charging & Use: To charge, place the Little Sun lamp in the sun with its solar panel facing upwards. Press once for bright light and twice to turn off. Hold button down to activate dimmer function.
Battery: AA LiFePO4, 3,2V rechargeable battery with 500 mAh
Dimensions: Diameter 12 cm, depth 2,9 cm
Main Body: Manufactured in recyclable ABS, highly weather and UV resistant
Solar Panel: 60 x 60 mm monocrystalline solar panel made from highly efficient SunPower solar cells
Switch: Knitter-switch TSS 61 R LF with fluorescent silicone boot; advanced energy-saving dimming technology
LED: Samsung. Colour: 4500K, slightly yellow
Light Output: Charging Little Sun Original for a minimum of 5 hours in the sun gives you 4.5 hours bright light (30 lm); or, use dimmer to get the most out of your Little Sun (up to 50 hours or more at lowest level, 2 lm)
Click here to download the technical specifications for the Little Sun solar lamp as a PDF.
Click here to view the Little Sun Warranty terms.
Where do you ship to?
You can find the complete overview of the countries we ship to in the check-out section of the shop. If your country is not listed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do you ship your products?
We work with different partners and choose a service depending on where you live to ensure a smooth delivery.
How long does it take until I receive my order?
Delivery normally takes 5-7 working days. If you need your order faster, please email us at email@example.com and we might to be able to offer a faster delivery for a small surcharge.
Do you also deliver to PO Boxes?
No, unfortunately we can only deliver to street addresses at this point.
Why do you need my phone number?
By supplying your phone number, the delivery partner can reach you more easily if they have difficulties finding your address and can make sure you receive your order as soon as possible.
Do you also ship to remote places (small village, island, etc)?
If you live in a remote place and would like to order through our shop, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before ordering and we will let you know if we can deliver your order.
Do I receive a confirmation when having placed an order?
Yes, after placing your order successfully, you will automatically receive a confirmation and an invoice.
I didn’t receive a confirmation. Did my order go through?
If your order is successful, you will automatically receive a confirmation from us. If you don’t receive anything, your order most likely didn’t go through. Please also try a different internet browser if you encounter issues while ordering. If you should still have trouble ordering, please email us at email@example.com and we will check on the status.
Which payment methods do you accept?
We currently accept payments by credit card or paypal.
I don’t have a credit card. Can I still order in your webshop?
Yes, you can also pay by Paypal.
When entering my credit card details, I’m re-directed to a new window where I’m asked to enter my “VerifiedbyVisa” or “MasterCard SecureCode”. What is this?
The new window is the authentication page from your bank. The“VerifiedbyVisa” and “MasterCard SecureCode” services have redirected you there. These are two services by Visa and MasterCard which are provided by your bank to give you additional security when making purchases with your credit card online. To use these services, simply register with the bank that issued your credit card. You will then receive personal log in details to verify you as the authorized card user when making purchases online.
I’m not registered for VerifiedbyVisa or MasterCard SecureCode and don’t have my personal log in details to hand. Can I still pay by credit card?
The system does not always require personal authorization details when making purchases online as it works with a randomised process. However to be sure that you are able to register for the authorization system, you can simply check with your bank and they will be able to advise you right away.
If you are being asked for personal authorization details and you are not registered for the program, you unfortunately cannot pay by credit card. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this but our decision to support the secure payment programs ensures the best possible payment safety for you in our shop.
I don’t speak English and have difficulties ordering in your shop. What can I do?
We are a very international team that speaks many different languages, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our very best to assist you.
For general FAQs, please visit here.
I have a question which hasn’t been answered in your Questions & Answers or your general FAQs. Who should I contact?