Here is one cool, eco-friendly, using the latest solar panel technology, and expensive piece of solar lantern. Sphelar Hourglass Lantern Solar Lamp is a new solar gadget that utilized the Sphelar solar cells made by Japanese, which is a solar system consist of thousands mini spherical solar cells floated in a transparent container.
It’s an interesting solar technology and it’s been highly respected by European architects. Sphelar was more a technology for power up home as they’ll be installed on the wall and windows, but it can be used on a small gadget like this Hourglass-shaped lantern as well.
Here is a short video that introduce you to the Sphelar technology:
Sphelar hourglass lantern is the most sophisticated solar lamp you would ever found in the market today. It’s designed by Kyosemi Corporation and design studio graf to show the mildness of Japanese craftmanship, as well as the blend of technology and the nature.
We’re super excited about this product, not least because it looks great but also as it has all kinds of implications for stylish home accessories in the future. And it’s not every day that you come across an item with such a high-level design and advanced eco technology to boot!
Partly made in handpolished wood (birch or walnut) from sustainable forests, the Sphelar Lantern is an LED lamp that captures sunlight in every direction to provide you with elegant illumination during the evening and night. The solar power comes courtesy of spherical solar cells, which are superior to regular flat solar cells because they diffuse the sunlight from every direction and can even be used in windows and as other flexible forms.
The Sphelar Hourglass Lantern features:
- LED lamp with birch or walnut (choose below, or get both!)
- Size: around 21 x 8cm (8.3 x 3.1″)
- Life: around 4 hours continuously (full charge)
- Charging time: around 6-8 hours in direct sunlight and in sunny conditions
- Can also be charged by USB cable (and AC adaptor) (around 3 hours till full charge)
Sphelar Hourglass Lantern eco-friendly solar lamp is available right now in Japan. You can get it via JapanTrendShop if you are interested.