There’s no lack of choices when it comes to solar lanterns these days, so why not go high-style? The Soji Solar Lantern takes its inspiration from Japan and its power from the sun, via an integrated solar panel that lights up your night outdoors, carbon-free.
The Soji Solar Lantern (which comes to us by way of Inhabitat) measures 9″ x 9″ and comes with a handle for easy transport. Rig it up on a planter, a clothesline, pr even a tree–no wires means you can use the Soji lantern anywhere the sun shines. Each lantern is constructed of a hard, durable plastic swirled in fascinating, interlocking shapes, illuminated by two amber LED lights, as well as a PV panel, a AAA rechargeable battery for storing that solar energy for use at night, and stainless steel structural hardware.
While the Soji lantern does provide real light, it seems like an outdoor lighting design more likely to appeal to those interested in aesthetics than those looking for straightforward pathway or landscape lighting. The shape of these lanterns, along with their buttery color, make them an ideal addition to a backyard patio, garden party or wedding; they run $39.99 a piece.