Designed and distributed by BRIGHT Products, the SunBell Smart solar lantern is composed of a solar panel with a 3 m cable, a battery box with indication lights and an integrated USB port that enables universal charging of smartphones and mobile phones. The luminaire, composed of three LEDs with high, medium and low brightness-settings (5 lumens/20 lm/100 lm), can be powered from over 120 hours (on low) to 7 hours (on high) and it has 8 light functions: It can be used as a lantern, a hanging light, a reading light, hand-free light and further).
This weatherproof lamp has Pay-As-You-Go functionality available. A video about the performance on the SunBell Smart lamp.
BRIGHT Products operation and production center is located in Oslo, Norway.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
It is made by order, BRIGHT products can produce over 6,000 SunBell Smarts a day 6 days a week. Interview with representative
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Directly from the manufacturer by purchase online.
Number of light points
Total light output (lumens)
Low: 5 lumens, medium: 20 lumens, high: 100 lumens
Multiple brightness settings (yes/no)
Light duration on single charge (hr)
Low: 7 hours, medium: 30 hours, high: 120 hours
Mobile charging (yes/no)
Peak power rating (Wp)
Battery capacity (kWh; mAh)
Battery nominal voltage (V)
User replaceable battery (yes/no)
User replaceable light (yes/no)
Design specifications include the light and battery unit, lamp shade and solar panel with a 3 m cable. The solar panel is a 1,8 Wp maximum power monocrystalline silicon panel. The battery is Lithium-Ion type (3,7 V, 2300 mAh) with LED indicators for monitoring the charging of the system and USB ports for universal charging of phones and radios. The luminaire has 3 Samsung LEDs inside a transpared cover, with 3 brightness settings: low, medium and high (5 lm/20 lm/100 lm). Further details here.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
BRIGHT Products works to promote solar energy lighting in regions lacking electricity in a safe, environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. All solar lamps and home systems are built to endure harsh conditions, making them durable, functional and portable, along with being low-cost in total and with a minimum waste. SunBell Smart is a multifunctional solar lamp and mobile charger with 8 different functions: this plug and play device can be used as a hanging light, a flexible torch, a task light, emergency strobe light, hands free light, lantern, loudspekaer and reading light. BRIGHT was the first company to fully commit to the Future-Fit Business Benchmark, a science-based definition that assures the company is working towards the UN SDG's as an environmentally sustainable business for the future.
Vetted Performance Status
In a typical day of solar charging (5 kWh/m2/day): when the lamp is in high-brightness setting, it is powered for 4.8 hours, giving a total light output of 110 lumens and a total lightning service of 530 lumen-hours/solar-day; with the medium-brightness setting, it is powered for 26 hours, with a total light output of 26 lumens with 520 lumen-hours/solar-day; when the lamp is in low, it is powered for 79 hours, giving 6,2 lumens in total and with a lightning service of 490 lumen-hours/solar-day. 104% of the original output remains after 2,000 hours run time. Complete vetted performance in the Lightning Global assessment here.
There are no potential hazards related to the use of this product, however, guidelines provided by BRIGHT Products in the users instruction manual must be followed.
Complementary Technical Systems
BRIGHT Products also commercializes a related car charger accesory for the SunBell Smart, which costs 11 USD (99 kr), including VAT.
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Compliance with regulations
This product meets the Lightning Global Quality Standards for Solar lanterns. Valid until the 31st of July in 2019.