Belgian Designer Alain Gilles has come up with an interesting solar lamp concept called O’Sun Nomad Solar Lamp. This solar lamp is using a LED lamp for energy efficiently, while the solar lamp is rechargeable via AC outlet or expose the lamp directly to the sun for recharge. No idea how long you should recharge it under the sun, but a fully recharged O’Sun is capable of providing up to 6 hours of continuous operation time with full brightness intensity.
There are 12 LEDs inside the O’Sun Nomad Lamp, fully protected by silicone disk inside the O’Sun. This lamp could be used on the table, on the floor or you can even hang it on anywhere.
The shell of the lamp is made from ABS plastic, and is powered using 12 LEDS (chosen for their longevity), a 5 watt solar panel, and battery 2x 2699 ma/h li-on. though its primary users are those in developing countries and individuals hit by humanitarian or natural disasters, gilles has envisioned the lamp for use also within industrialized countries, where one may need to light a terrace or garden shed, and who appreciates the flexibility of a rechargeable solar lamp.
In western countries, ‘nomad’ can be charged using a mains adapter and a vehicle’s cigarette lighter socket. it also comes with an attachment allowing one to recharge their mobile phone which can be connected to a second lamp if necessary.