Solar Powered StudyLite Lamp Takes Strain Off Eyes, Earth

The StudyLite LED rechargeable solar lamp–billed as “the world’s first ‘Safe for Eyes’ certified rechargeable study light for children”–recently won the coveted Red Dot Design Award for product design excellence. The competition takes place annually, with submissions hailing from all over the world.

This unique, ring-shaped desk lamp–which comes to us by way of The Design Blog–features no ultra-violet light or infra-red radiation. (Most of us had no idea our every day indoor lighting exposes us to such wavelengths, but apparently it does.) This makes the Solar StudyLite better for kids (and presumably adults as well) facing long study sessions, supplying “perfect luminosity and ideal illumination,” eliminating eye-strain.


image via The Design Blog

The lamp was was based on a study by a eye research institute aimed at reducing the stress on the eyes of the children during extended study sessions, and was also designed to overcome the issue of unsteady or intermittent power supplies in developing nations. The StudyLite offers 100,000 of light over its lifetime, as well as six hours of light on a single solar charge.

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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

1 Comment

  • Reply March 11, 2011

    Adam Amos

    How can I buy the Solar Powered reading light?

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