Prices range from $13 for a portable lamp to $100 for a tabletop lamp.
IKEA has announced a collaboration with the social project Little Sun, led by artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen. The new collection, SAMMANLÄNKAD, consists of two solar LED lamps - for indoor and outdoor use.
The collection aims to use solar energy as a viable alternative energy source for everyday items. The tabletop of the lamp was inspired by the Earth's orbit around the Sun, and the light source is made in the form of a hemisphere. In addition, the portable lamp is equipped with a yellow strap that can be hung on windows or a backpack during the day for charging.
The collaboration aligns with Little Sun's mission to provide more people with access to solar energy in countries with no regular access to electricity, most notably in sub-Saharan Africa.
“The partnership with IKEA supports our mission to raise awareness of energy access and reminds us that we have the potential to change our world together. If we want to move towards a world powered by renewable energy in the next decade, we need everyone to recognize the possibilities of solar energy,” commented Eliasson.
The SAMMANLÄNKAD collection will be available for purchase in IKEA stores from April. Prices range from $13 for a portable lamp to $100 for a tabletop lamp.