Panasonic releases portable solar lantern

panasonicPanasonic has a new portable, durable lighting product, the BG-BL03 Solar Lanternthat meets the Lighting Global Quality Standards.

The BG-BL03 Solar Lantern has three light settings: on the brightest setting it can provide over six hours of bright light after a single day of solar charging, while on lower settings it can run for over 20 hours. It can also charge mobile phones.

Announced last October, the Panasonic Solar Lanternhas already won awards from the International Association for Universal Design (IAUD) and the Japan Institute of Design Promotion for its good design.

Panasonic is distributing this lantern in select countries in Africa and Asia to help improve the lives of people living off-grid as part of their 100 Thousand Solar Lantern Project.