The production of the A-Light S is carried out by the company Ambros Huber Kunststofftechnik. Purchased parts are - when possible - based in Germany or Europe.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Distributions to Date Status
4000 units have been distributed, as of August 2016interview with representative.
Number of light points
Total light output (lumens)
Low: 10 lumens, medium: 80 lumens, high: 180 lumens
Multiple brightness settings (yes/no)
Light duration on single charge (hr)
Low: 120 hours, medium: 14 hours, high: 6 hours
Mobile charging (yes/no)
Battery capacity (kWh; mAh)
Battery nominal voltage (V)
User replaceable battery (yes/no)
User replaceable light (yes/no)
Components • Battery capacity: 4400 mAh (Battery is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery). • Nominal voltage: 3.7 V • Foldout hanger • Microprocessor controlled hardware with various protection features • Schockproof and watertight housing according to IP67 • Product Dimensions (cm) (LxWxH): 7.0 x 8.0 x 14.5 • Weight (kg): .24
Provided by A-Light S.
A-Light S suggests the user to send back the lamp with the solar panel for disposal since they may not be disposed of in municipal waste. Warranty specified in user manual, however no duration is given. Lifetime depends on usage and is possible up to 10 years.interview with representative
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Performance Targets • LED: Cree Xlamp, 2 Watts, 180 lumen • Battery: lithium-ion, 3.7 V, 4400 mAh: 80% charged in 4 hrs of direct sunlight • 3 Brightness levels:
- 180 lumens for 6 hrs
- 80 lumens for 14 hrs
- 10 lumens for 120 hrs
Vetted Performance Status
No listed hazard.
Complementary Technical Systems
A-Lights S offers a list of accessories to accommodate the panel and light, including a DC charger and an AC charger, and a USB voltage converter and adapter to charge mobile devices.
Academic Research and References
Chen, W., Lemes, A., Moorthy, A., Strickland, L., Zhu, Y., Renewable energy at the base of the pyramid in Haiti [Internet]. Ann Arbor (MI): University of Michigan; 2014 Apr 22 [cited 2015 Jun 10].
Solanki, C.S., Mudaliar, S., Strategies to target rural PV market in developing countries – a perspective. PVSC. 2010 Jun 20-25;35:2392-2396.
Compliance with regulations
For larger projects, the A-Light S can also be supplied in kit and assembled in Solar local workshops. Due to the frequent demand and the expected reduction in manufacturing costs due to higher volumes, the A-Light S exists in a slightly modified version for private clients: The M-Lumi.