Enlight Essential is a ready-to-deploy multipurpose solar-powered lamp that can be used as a torch or as a room/ambient light with two brightness settings. It has a USB port and universal adaptor that allows for mobile phone charging. A strap is included for wearing the product around the neck, securing it to the wrist or hanging it from a wall/the ceiling.
This lantern is produced and sold by Enlight, the solar brand of NRS Relief.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Distributions to Date Status
Number of light points
Total light output (lumens)
Torch: 27 lumens, Room light (Low): 10 lumens, Room light (High): 67 lumens
Multiple brightness settings (yes/no)
Light duration on single charge (hr)
Torch: 5 hours, Room light (Low): 30 hours, Room light (High): 5 hours
Mobile charging (yes/no)
Integrated solar panel
Lithium Iron Phosphate
Peak power rating (Wp)
Battery capacity (kWh; mAh)
Battery nominal voltage (V)
User replaceable battery (yes/no)
User replaceable light (yes/no)
Specifications provided by NRS Relief provide the following data: Durability: IP54: Protected against dust and water splashes Battery: 3.2 V/1400 mAh LifePO4 cell Solar PV Module: 0.8 Wp, Polycrystalline Silicon Smartphone charging: USB port that supplies 5V/500mA with cable included LED color temperature: 82 CRI/5000K Operating temperature: -10°C to +50°C
Provided by the manufacturer
The battery is easily replaceable with common tools, but the warranty is voided when the product is opened.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The Enlight Essential is designed for handheld operations, in ready-to-deploy environments. It is intended to be a reliable light source, lasting 5 hours when the 30 lumen torch is used or 30 hours when the 10 lumen low light setting of the ambiance/room light is used.
Vetted Performance Status
Lighting Global has vetted the following performance parameters, with the Enlight Essential passing all except the AC-DC Charger Safety which is not applicable for the product: 1. Truth in Advertising 2. Lumen Maintenance 3. AC-DC Charger Safety
4. Battery Composition, Battery Protection, Battery Durability.5. Physical Ingress Protection 6. Water Ingress Protection 7. Drop Test 8. Soldering and Electronics Workmanship 9. Mechanical Durability 10. Minimum Warranty Terms 11. Performance Reporting
Follow proper electrical installation and control guidelines.
Academic Research and References
Kinoti, M., 2018, Socio-Economic Impact of Solar Lamp Lighting in Kibera Slum, Kenya. International Journal of Professional Practice, 6(4), pp. 30-36.
2019, Short-Term Impacts of Solar Lanterns on Child Health: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh. The Journal of Development Studies, 55(11), 2329-2346.
Lemaire, X., 2018, Solar home systems and solar lanterns in rural areas of the Global South: What impact? WIREs Energy Environ, 7(5), e301.
Shepherd, C., 2018, Misreading the night: The shadows and light of a solar technology. The Promise of Prosperity: Visions of the Future in Timor-Leste. J. M. Bovensiepen, ed., ANU Press, pp. 205-221.
These pieces of research are not specifically about the Enlight Essential, but highlight the value solar lanterns can provide in resource constrained environments.
Compliance with regulations