Updated on January 18, 2024


Created on August 2, 2017


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The SM100 is a solar lamp that can be used both as a desk lamp or hanging light.

Developed By
  1. SolarAid
Tested By
  • Lighting Global
  • The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Content Partners


Product Description

The SM100 is a product developed for SolarAid by Yingli Solar, that is a branded product of SunnyMoney which is SolarAid’s social enterprise. It is a solar light that can be used as hand held torch, a freestanding light or attach a strap and wear it as a headtorch.

Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

The product is manufactured by Yingli Namene which sells the SM100 in small quantitys, but SolarAid distributes for below a pallet volume. Since the product is under SunnyMoney's brand it can also be obtained through them.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include MPOWERD Luci Original, Nokero N233, Nokero N202, and Nokero N200.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The SM100 is mass produced by Yingli Namene in a manufacturing facility that meets international industrial quality standards: ISO 2958-1.

Intellectural Property Type

Select Type

User Provision Model

Target users can obtain the SM100 via school networks and local enterprises, while users in places like the UK can obtain it directly through SolarAid.

Distributions to Date Status


Lamp type


Number of light points


Total light output (lumens)

18 lumens

Multiple brightness settings (yes/no)


Light duration on single charge (hr)

7.6 hours

Mobile charging (yes/no)


Power source

Solar Panel

Battery type

Lithium Iron Phosphate

Peak power rating (Wp)

5 Wp

Battery capacity (kWh; mAh)

360 mAh

Battery nominal voltage (V)

3.2 V

User replaceable battery (yes/no)


User replaceable light (yes/no)


Design Specifications


  • 1 - White LED with 18 lumens as total light output.
  • 1 - Lithium iron phosphate inbuilt battery.
  • 1 - Polycrystalline silicon PV solar panel.
  • Adjustable and detachable stand that gives light height for use as a study lamp, and allows it to be hung.
  • Height: 165 x 105 x74 mm (with stand) or 143.5 x 105 x 74 mm (with stand + tilted down position).
  • Weight: 122g (including packaging).

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

Not available.


The battery is expected to last for more than 2 years.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The manufacturer specifies the key features of the SM100 as:

  • SM100 can be hung on the wall due to shape of metal stand.
  • Head-strap slots designed into the casing enable the SM100 to be worn as a head-torch for hand-free use. It can also be used for a la
  • nyard or used to strap the light to bags and clothing.
  • A flat base with two small skis allows the light to be used without the stand. The angle edge on the top of the housing tilts the SM100 downwards when used off the stand, ensuring light is directed down.
  • Due to its portable size the SM100 can also be detached from the stand and fits in your pocket.
  • SM100 can be used as a torch light when walking.
  • SM100 can be used as a study light and allows 360° rotation.

Vetted Performance Status

Lightning Global verified the following quality standards categories:

  • Truth in advertising.
  • Lumen maintenance.
  • Battery composition, protection and durability.
  • Physical ingress protection.
  • Water ingress protection.
  • Soldering and electronics workmanship.
  • Mechanical durability.
  • Minimum warranty terms.
  • Performance reporting.


If pressure is applied on the photovoltaic panel by sitting or stepping on it, the device might break and cause bodily injury or electrical shock. A minor risk of burns exists due to the heating of the photovoltaic panel's surface by the sun.

Complementary Technical Systems


Academic Research and References

No academic references.

Solar Light Business. n.d. yinglinamene.com

SolarAid Shop | Lights That Transform Lives. n.d. SolarAid Shop.

SM100. n.d. SunnyMoney

Solar Lights. n.d. Namene Solar.

VeraSol. n.d. Namane Solar Lights Limited | SM100 Solar Light. data.verasol.org. VeraSol.

VeraSol. 2021. VeraSol Product Certificate: SM100 Solar Light. data.verasol.org. VeraSol.

VeraSol. n.d. Specifications Sheet: SM100 Solar Light. data.verasol.org. VeraSol.

Contact. n.d. Namene Solar.

IEC TS 62257-9-5:2018 | IEC Webstore. n.d. webstore.iec.ch.

Namame Solar. n.d. SM100 Solar Light Technical & Functional data. namamesolar.com. Namame Solar.



Compliance with regulations

Complies with IEC 62257-9-5.

Evaluation methods

Series trial with customer feedback and tested according to IEC/TS 62257-9-5 by Lighting Global. Also tested by Verasol.

Other Information

SunnyMoney also has available a series of filter lights like the A1, S2, Sun King Pico, Sun King Eco, ovPilot X, S20 and more.

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