The Little Sun diamond lamp is meant to make light and electricity available to places that need it across the world

Your solar calculator has a new desk mate. Olafur Eliasson, the Icelandic artist, has created a humble desk lamp that sheds light on your work without needing to flip a switch. The Little Sun mission, in collaboration with entrepreneur Frederick Ottensen, is to make light and electricity available to needy places across the world. Right now, the Little Sun project is providing light to 2.5 million people in Africa.

The Little Sun diamond lamp is the latest product in the line. It's an LED solar lamp with a faceted design, compact in size so you can even slip it in your pocket. There's an added bonus of being able to charge your smartphone after the lamp has been in the sun for five hours. Also, you can point the humble desk lamp to concentrate the light either for a stronger beam or up for a softer, more diffused light.

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Olafur Eliasson

Your solar calculator has a new desk mate. Olafur Eliasson, the Icelandic artist, has created a humble desk lamp that sheds light on your work without needing to flip a switch. The Little Sun mission, in collaboration with entrepreneur Frederick Ottensen, is to make light and electricity available to needy places across the world. Right now, the Little Sun project is providing light to 2.5 million people in Africa.

The Little Sun diamond lamp is the latest product in the line. It's an LED solar lamp with a faceted design, compact in size so you can even slip it in your pocket. There's an added bonus of being able to charge your smartphone after the lamp has been in the sun for five hours. Also, you can point the humble desk lamp to concentrate the light either for a stronger beam or up for a softer, more diffused light.