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PRODUCT REVIEW: Inhabitat Tries Out Ikea's Solar-Powered Sunnan Lamp

by , 04/19/12

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The only thing we weren’t thrilled with about the SUNNAN lamp was the brightness of the light. As you can see from the pic above, it’s pretty dim but as advertised by Ikea, it is bright enough to read or write by. We tried it out and it wasn’t uncomfortable, but don’t let your mom see you reading in such low light! The included LED bulb (built-in) has a lifespan of approx. 20,000 hours.

Overall, the SUNNAN is a great buy at just $19.99 and makes a lovely gift with the added bonus that for every one you buy, you give one to a child who can use it to further their education.

+ Ikea SUNNAN Solar-Powered Lamp

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3 Comments

  1. arizonagirl May 28, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I realize this is an dated article, but just wanted to say that this lamp was one of my favorite devices during the past three years that I lived off the grid and without power. I’d put the battery cell outside during the day–regardless of weather–and then I’d have up to six hours of nice light at night. IKEA’s batteries lasted for two years, as advertised, and they were easy to replace. Nice clean design, easy to direct and move light to wherever I wanted, sturdy and hardy, and, best of all, my purchase provided light to others. I’m so happy to see they’re still available at IKEA.

  2. lifelage June 17, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Hi!

    I love this lamp :). Instead of leaving inside to charge I take the battery cell with me to work and leave it on my car dash. It is fantastic!

    CHECK: http://lifelage.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/great-idea-from-ikea/

  3. taram8 April 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    The only downside I found about this lamp is that I am unable to buy replacement light bulbs. So essentially the entire lamp has to be thrown out when the bulb burns out.

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