Bottled Light for the Developing World

A young South African designer Michael Suttner has launched a new solar LED light aimed at improving the lives of those in the developing world, according to a recent Gizmag article. The product is targeting low income families in particular.

Lightie by South African designer Michael Suttner. (Image courtesy of Lightie)

Using a simple soda bottle, the LED light is attached to the bottle cap, which consists of a CIGS photovoltaic panel and rechargeable batteries. After charging up in the sun for seven to eight hours, the 120-lumen light can run for eight hours under full brightness, or 40 hours on dimmer settings.

Lightie by South African designer Michael Suttner. (Image courtesy of Lightie)

Suttener is in preliminary talks with Coca Cola to deliver the light to those in need.

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