The Yemen Lantern: Sheba

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Yemen Made. Solar Powered. Heart Driven.

The Yemen Lantern is available to buy via our online web shop for customers living in the EU. If you live outside of the EU, please contact us by email to order. 

Handcrafted by silversmiths and artisans in the Old City of Sana’a, these lanterns combine carefully-sculpted brass, delicate fabrics, vibrant stones and light to create dazzling patterns. Our Little Sun Diamond solar lamps power each lantern with safe, clean renewable energy. Enjoy the soft, cheerful light of the lantern in your home or garden, while helping to bring income back into a creative industry that was halted by conflict in recent years.

Two designs are available. Sheba, for purchase on this page, features a teardrop pattern and no stones. View and purchase our Zabid design with locally-sourced agate stones here.

     

SHEBA                              ZABID

For delivery before Dec. 25, order by Dec. 14. For expedited shipping, please contact us before you place your order.

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About Our Partners in Yemen

warfair, based in Denmark, aims to connect conflict-affected countries with companies, distributors and other partners within the EU so that money can flow back into local economies that need it. warfair also ensures the quality, working conditions, and transparency in the trade of these goods.

The people behind The Yemen Journey have been creating successful businesses in Yemen since 2012, each with a focus on sustainability and positive social impact. They source unique regional items in order to share the beauty of Yemen’s creations with the world.

The power of your purchase

By powering the traditional lantern with the Little Sun Diamond, a powerful, rechargeable solar lamp, the story of your lantern takes on another brilliant facet of hope. Each light we produce helps Little Sun provide rural communities with clean, renewable power at a locally affordable price. Learn more about our impact here>


Specifications:

  • Diameter: 25 cm
  • Height when folded: 8 cm
  • Height when unfolded: 42 cm
  • Height unfolded including hanger: 58 cm
  • Weight: 1000g
  • Made by hand from brass, cotton fabric and metal wire
  • The Zabid design features Yemeni agate stone, which are found naturally in the mountains around Sana’a (not a precious stone)

Unique features:

  • Compatible with either our Little Sun Diamond (included when ordering from our site) or a traditional candle (Please note: Do not use the candle and Diamond at the same time)
  • Handmade by Yemeni artisans in the Old City of Sana’a
  • Each lantern combines carefully-sculpted brass, delicate fabrics and vibrant stones and light to create dazzling patterns
  • Suitable for indoor or outdoor use

Find out more about our social business model here.

The sparkling solar lamp with inbuilt stand

  • Pocket-sized solar lamp featuring a crystalline, faceted lens inspired by nature
  • 5 hours of charging in the sun gives you 5 hours of bright light, fading to long-lasting soft light.
  • The incorporated stand makes it a tasteful and ethical reading lamp
  • Extremely robust and featherweight – the best friend for urban explorers and nature lovers
  • Battery lifespan of 5 years when used daily
  • ROHS and ISO-certified certified for quality and consistency in production standards

Unique features

  • Designed by Olafur Eliasson – a little piece of sunshine wherever you go!
  • Comes with stand, lanyard and a story booklet featuring a sketch by Olafur Eliasson in a beautifully designed box
  • It’s pocket-sized, featherweight and radiates a sparkling glow
  • Easy, one button functionality
  • Designed to fit easily in your pocket

Find out more about our social business model here.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Charging & Use: To charge, place the Little Sun Diamond in the sun with its solar panel up. Press the button once to turn on and again to turn off. To detach the stand, carefully pull it from the holes on either side, one side at a time.

Battery: 3.2V LiFePO4 rechargeable battery with 300mAh

Weight: 95g

Dimensions: 7.9 x 7.9 x 2.7 cm

Main Body: Manufactured in Recyclable ABS & PC, highly weather resistant and UV resistant

Solar Panel: 60 x 60 mm monocrystalline solar panel made from highly efficient SunPower solar cells, 4.4V, 0.5 Watt

LED: : SPM from Samsung with an optical efficiency of 167 lm/W at 5400K (cool white)

Light Output: Charging Little Sun Diamond for a minimum of 5 hours in the sun gives you 5 hours bright light (22lm).

 

Click here to download the technical specifications for the Little Sun Diamond 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 support@littlesun.com

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 of the Yemen Lantern will take up to 14 working days. If you need your order faster, please email us at support@littlesun.com and we might  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 support@littlesun.com 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 support@littlesun.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 support@littlesun.com 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?

If you have questions related to our online shop, please email us at support@littlesun.com. For all other questions, please email ilove@littlesun.com.