Awareness of disaster preparedness after the catastrophe in Japan, Panasonic has paved the way for the introduction of a portable solar-powered LED light on Aug. 26 and plans to produce 100,000 units a month.
According the company, Solar panels are embedded on the back of the body with two AA batteries in store. The light wii last up to 60 hours on a full charge of about 15 hours under clear skies.
In addition, it can also be used as a power backup, capable of supplying electricity to cellular phones and notebook computers via a USB cable. The two rechargeable batteries can be taken out for use in other electronic devices. They can power a portable radio for 200 hours. The 15 x 10 x 2.4cm product weighs 150 grams without batteries. It is at the price of about 6,000 yen.