Key facts

Product:
Solar Bud
Family:
Solar Bud
Manufacturer:
LUCEPLAN
Designer:
Ross Lovegrove
Architonic ID:
1020321
Country:
Italy
Launched:
1998
Groups:
Street lights-Path lights
Garden lights-Cordless lights
Street lighting-Path lights

Concept

The little light accompanies your footsteps in the dark. SolarBud needs no electric wiring because it is powered by a battery recharged by sunlight. With exactly the right brightness, it picks out paths, tracks, swimming pool edges, doorways etc, that would otherwise be hard to recognize in the dark.

The solar energy, collected by a polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic cell, powers two rechargeable nickel cadmium batteries. After sunset, they can yield the energy accumulated from the sun to spontaneously turn on the high efficiency leds. The duration of the light when fully charged is between 13 and 15 hours. The sun exposure time necessary to reload the energy expended after 13 hours of lighting is about 5 hours.

Structure
Natural anodized aluminum stem. Transparent methacrylate head, resistant to UV rays. Polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic cell. Rechargeable nickel cadmium batteries.

Finish
Natural alluminium

Dia 15 x H 37 cm