Lori Zimmer

IKEA's New Solar-Powered Solvinden Lamp is Perfect For Summer Backyard Parties

by , 04/28/11

IKEA, green design, eco design, sustainable design, Solvinden, solar powered lamp, rechargeable solar powered batteries, LED lightbulb

IKEA has continued to wow us with their solar powered lighting options, and their new “Solvinden” lamps are no exception. Available in black, turquoise, white and lime green, the adorable tabletop lamps include three rechargeable solar batteries that will light up the night long after the sun has set.

Each lamp features a solar panel atop its shade that provides four hours of light after soaking up 9-12 hours of sunlight. The built-in LED bulb has a shelf life of about 20,000 hours, and the batteries last for about two years.

The Solvinden is perfect for nighttime barbeques in the yard, or even as an inexpensive lamp to bring along in your camper this summer. At $19.99 it’s a steal.

+ Solvinden Lamp

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8 Comments

  1. belo July 4, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    As some have already commented, the lamps contain (replaceable) rechargeable batteries, so they can most definitely light up a dark desk at dusk (say that three times quickly!).

    The name “Solvinden” by the way, is swedish for “The Solar Wind”.

  2. tahrey May 3, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Hopefully they have a bit more light output, battery and charging capacity than the solar lamps in my lawn… they’re no good unless left outside permanently, useless for six months of the year, and only really provide enough illumination to mark the edge of the path rather than to do any activities under.

    For doing actual camping, we just have LED lanterns with rechargable NiMH cells…

  3. greengoo May 2, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Umm! did you 2 even read the article above before posting your comments?

  4. t3d May 2, 2011 at 3:35 am

    But they’re not new, these lamps were available LAST summer . . . in 2010.

  5. zarageek May 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    There are two references to batteries in the lamps.

  6. AnnaLeaf April 29, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I just want a solar panel to stick in my window, to run my kitchen appliances. The lamp is a novelty only, but hook it to a small battery storage pack so everyday people can use it at night …when lamps are needed…then you might have something.

  7. caeman April 29, 2011 at 7:59 am

    This is a joke by Ikea, right? I mean, if you have enough sun light to power a lamp…you don’t need the lamp. Anyone that chooses to buy these lamps, I have some solar powered flashlights to sell you.

  8. konteinerovoz April 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

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