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This Personal Solar Light is Designed for Everyday Use

 - Sep 10, 2015
References: kickstarter & treehugger
'Voltaic Systems' just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a personal solar light that doubles as a phone charger. Where there are a number of solar lamps available to consumers, the 'Shine' is designed to meet the demands of a modern lifestyle.

The Shine is designed to produce over 30 hours of illumination, making it more powerful than other personal solar lights on the market. The device is durable and waterproof, meaning it can be placed anywhere outside of the home. In the event of a power outage, the light can be used to charge smartphones and other USB-compatible devices. Beyond its functionality, the Shine is also extremely stylish. The light features a sleek and contemporary design that makes it attractive enough to display around the home.

While the innovative technology is perfect for a modern lifestyle, the device also boasts global implications. The Shine is currently being used in undeveloped regions of Nicaragua to provide electricity to energy poor communities.