Victor Vetterlein, an architect who recently has become a father, designed Free Power, a solar powered LED desk lamp that has been designed to be learning tool for children. The inspiration came from this designer’s beautiful childhood memories where he could see welcoming warmth of a lone streetlamp near his country house when he walked home at night.
Free Power consists of a 0.5 watt solar panel that plugs into the house rooftop to power the LED lighting fixture which is mounted into a modern attached streetlamp. As you can see here, the solar panel is removable, therefore, children can take and place it under direct sunlight for about 9-12 hours to get enough energy to power the light for about 3-4 hours. In a rainy day, children can use the secondary power source, a built-in USB port, a cable and a plug-in power converter to provide the electricity for the light.
Designer : Victor Vetterlein