Updated on January 28, 2024


Created on October 3, 2018

Enlight Essential

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A multipurpose solar-powered lamp that features a torch, an ambiance/room light and a USB phone charging option.

Developed By
  1. NRSRelief
Tested By
  • Lighting Global
Content Partners


Product Description

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.

Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Target Users (Target Impact Group)


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Humanitarian aid agencies and direct sales from the manufacturer.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include Crush Light, Consol Solar Jar, and MPOWERD Luci Original.

Manufacturing/Building Method

NRS Relief products are manufactured by H. Sheikh Noor-ud-Din & Sons (HSNDS) in Pakistan.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

NRS Relief works with humanitarian aid agencies to supply products to affected areas.

Distributions to Date Status


Lamp type


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)


Power source

Integrated solar panel

Battery type

Lithium Iron Phosphate

Peak power rating (Wp)

0.8 Wp

Battery capacity (kWh; mAh)

1500 mAh

Battery nominal voltage (V)


User replaceable battery (yes/no)


User replaceable light (yes/no)


Design Specifications

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

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer

Replacement Components

The battery is easily replaceable with common tools, but the warranty is voided when the product is opened.


The product lifecycle is limited by the battery, with a lifetime of 3 years or >1500 cycles. A 2-year warranty is provided against manufacturing defects.

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.

Complementary Technical Systems

The Enlight Essential has a port providing the option for connecting an external solar panel (sold separately). NRS Relief also supply various other relief items directly and through their partner NGOs.

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.

Kudo, Y., Shonchoy, A.S., Takahashi, K., 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

This product has complied with the Lighting Global Quality Standards, and has been tested according to the Quality Test Method stipulated in the IEC 62257 - 9 -5 Standard. The Enlight Essential is also EMC certified.

Evaluation methods

The Quality Test Method (QTM) is the full test method within IEC Technical Specification 62257-9-5 used by Lighting Global to verify comprehensive product performance. Results from QTM testing determine if a product meets the Lighting Global Minimum Quality Standards.

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