SONNENGLAS Gen6 is a sustainable and solar-powered portable lighting solution. The product offers an eco-friendly, safe, and cost-effective alternative to the pervasive use of harmful kerosene lamps and candles across the African continent.
SONNENGLAS Gen6 has a powerful illumination capacity of up to 100 Lumens. With highly efficient solar cells, just one hour of sunlight can generate up to two hours of LED light.
The versatile design enables many applications, whether it serves as a study lantern for children or as a compact, mobile torch that easily fits in one's pocket. The IP67 rating ensures it is suitable for outdoor use.
SONNENGLAS Gen6 seamlessly integrates state-of-the-art solar technology within a compact form factor, embodying sustainable design principles and ethical manufacturing processes while remaining to be affordable (< $15 in Africa).
Transparency in design and manufacturing: The product's design philosophy embraces "transparency," reflected in its fully transparent housing, which showcases the innovative technology within. This approach fosters trust, curiosity, and user engagement.
More than a product line, SONNENGLAS Gen6 is a social entrepreneurship initiative committed to sustainability and social development. Our Fair Trade certified factory contributes to 9 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Located in an underprivileged Johannesburg community, our open-to-visit factory has created 65 long-term jobs for previously unemployed individuals.
Most solar powered products on the market are optimised for cost and incorporate low grade solar and led technology.