Gallery: PRODUCT REVIEW: Inhabitat Tries Out Ikea’s Solar-Powered Sunna...


When Ikea came out with its SUNNAN solar-powered desk lamp, we were immediately enamored with the elegant, minimal design, but were curious about how much light the product could actually deliver when charged in an (often not-so-sunny) city apartment. So we got our hands on one of these lightweight LED lamps to test out, and were, for the most part, pleasantly surprised. Aside from costing just $19.99, the affordable desklamp is “Buy One Give One” – for every one you purchase, IKEA and UNICEF give one to a child in a refugee camp or village with no electricity. Read on for our full review!

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  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


    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!


  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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