Gallery: Alain Gilles’ Nomad Solar-Powered Portable Lamp is Much Safer ...


Addressing a string of deadly kerosene lamp accidents in slums that have killed hundreds of people and left even more homeless, designer Alain Gilles created a safer alternative called the Nomad solar lamp that will be presented at Milan Design Week 2012. Featuring 12 energy-efficient LED lights, a 5-watt solar panel, and two lithium-ion batteries, the plastic lamp has a silicon crown and is designed specifically for people who do not have access to the national grid for electricity. It can be hung up, stood alone, or carried by a handle when on the go, and it was designed to be durable enough to withstand accidental abuse.

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