Greenlight Planet Inc., a global leader in solar home energy products across rural Africa and Asia, revealed the launch of a new line of solar lanterns today: the Sun King Pro 400, Sun King Pro 300, and the Sun King Pico Plus. The new devices are more powerful replacements of the company’s existing best-selling solar lamps, boasting dramatic increases in brightness and phone-charging capacity, at lower cost, while retaining popular elements like their famously flexible and indestructible design.
Greenlight Planet CEO T. Patrick Walsh says the improvements are a direct response to the evolving priorities of the company’s customer base. “It’s been nearly 10 years since we launched the first Sun King product, and people’s needs have dramatically evolved. Rural consumers today expect brighter light, on par with standard home lighting on the electrical grid. They need more power to charge their increasingly battery-hungry smartphones.” Greenlight meets these requirements with the new line of modernised, high-performance lanterns.
Compared to the company’s previous hit product, the Sun King Pro 2, the new Pro 400 and Pro 300 lamps have twice the phone-charging capacity and more than double the brightness. But they are even less expensive, said Walsh, thanks to improved efficiency and streamlined design. Technical improvements include higher-capacity batteries and larger 5.5-watt solar panels. New, higher-efficiency LEDs can be found in all three of the new models.