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A very bright solar-powered lantern that can also charge your mobile phone. Designed to last for 10 years of daily use. The K-Light is an innovative, eco-friendly solar-powered lantern, designed to stand up to the harshest environments. Approximately the size and weight of a can of soda, the unique combination of its solar-charging battery and bright, energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs) makes the K-Light unlike any other product available today.
“During the Rapid assessment period, we noted that the lights performance is effective. It can be good performing and very effective if the suggested improvements are observed: - Longer battery/spare battery - Power indicator showing when battery is full and is almost running out - Larger reflection - Longer solar cable *** In March 2011, Kopernik Fellow deployed to Sisari reported that many of the lights were not functioning properly. Pisat Solar then immediately sent 150 replacement units of an improved model to Sisari. However in August 2011, after Kopernik learned that most of these replacement lights stopped working, Kopernik requested Pisat Solar a full reimbursement of funds. Pisat Solar swiftly responded to this request. With the refund, Kopernik is going to send 150 bran new d.light S250.”
“There is need for the capacity to last longer than the current hour. There was delay in the shipping of the goods to Nigeria. The Ethiopian airline could not deliver on time and the shipper has to re cargo the consignment through Kenyan airline. Also, the cost of clearing the goods was not covered by the shippers, we have to make another arrangement with the Kopernik to fundraise for clearing. Reliable airlines with track record should be used in shipping the goods and the cost of clearing must be spell out to avoid confusion as to whom responsibilities to pay for the clearing of the goods upon arrival. Kopernik has helped the students of Igbotako community attain their optimum educational capabilities. And also reduce environmental hazard associated with the use of kerosene lantern as well as cost of buying kerosene thereby increasing educational development and poverty reduction. We suggest that Kopernik Foundation should step up the grant amount so that the project can benefit more people. *** In March 2011, ACAHD reported that 65% of the lights were not functioning properly. ACADH, Kopernik and Pisat Solar (tech provider) discussed the causes of these defects, and it was found that there was a manufacturing problem with the circuit board of the lamps. Pisat Solar then immediately sent 150 replacement units of an improved model to ACADH. In August 2011, Kopernik was informed by ACADH that all of these lights are now performing well. However in November 2011, after Kopernik learned that most of these replacement lights stopped working, Kopernik requested Pisat Solar a full reimbursement of funds. Pisat Solar swiftly responded to this request. With the refund, Kopernik purchased 150 bran new d.light S250 and send them to ACAHD. In February 2012, distribution of the replacement lights began, and so far the feedback on the lights have been very positive.”
I like that the light is small and rugged — it’s water-resistant, which is great, since it was left outside during a rain- and windstorm (with no damage) on my recent trip. I also dig its kelly-green color. It would be nifty if the solar panel was even smaller (it measures about 3 by 7 inches), but I get that the developers aren’t magicians.
Source: Kara via practicaltravelgear.com”
I like the fact that it is solar powered, no AA batteries and it can charge my iPod and cell phone! It can function as a lantern or flash light and it is really bright. It was a great way to illuminate our camp site and runs up to 20 hours on a full charge. It would be nice in a lighter version, it is a little heavy.
Source: Alex Belding via billandpauls.com”
Our test is whether or not we can read by it. The K-Light's design sends light up from LEDs to reflect off a mirrored cone and spread sideways and down. But even at the high setting, the light is too dim for comfortable reading unless the lantern is tipped over to give extra light on one side, leaving the person sitting opposite in the shadow.
Source: Chas Clifton via natureblog.blogspot.com”
The K-Light solar lantern is very well-designed and useful! The LEDs create a very bright light -- great for reading or illuminating your way. I like that the solar panel is separate, so that the lantern itself doesn't have to cook in the sun when you charge it. And the charge lasts for hours, with no dimming of the lights. Even the shipping box is useful to carry it around in. Worth the price. No complaints!!!!!!!!!
Source: L. Chenault via amazon.com”
When I first bought this lantern it worked great. This was in July of 09. When I got it it worked great when we tried it out for the first few weeks. We used it 3 or 4 times for about an hour each time. Then I put it in the closet in its original packaging. I treated it carefully. Flash forward to November when I take it out of the closet to use it again. The charge it had was gone - which was ok as it sat for a few months. I put it in a nice sunny southern window that gets direct sun for about 8+ hours of the day. It actually sat there for 2 days. I turned it on low - and it came on right away. As soon as I flipped it to high the light died instantly. And it no longer came on in low. Over the next few weeks I tried again and again. All the same results. If I leave it on low it only stays on for about 15 seconds before it dies so it is not a high power issue. I posted a review here that basically said the unit did not work. The credit of the company, PiSAT Solar, they contacted me quickly about my review and wanted to help. This really shows some great service and I am impressed with that.
Through working with them, it was determined that the issue was with the solar panel that charges the unit, not the lantern. PiSAT Solar claimed that the issue was the the solar panel was not being properly placed in the sun to properly and fully recharge. To help with this, they sent me an AC charger that works with the lantern and sure enough this proved the lantern worked but the issue is with the solar panel.
However, I contest their opinion that the panel is not placed properly to fully charge. I use several solar devices in my house and all of them I charge in the same bright and very sunny southern window. All of my solar devices charge fully in less than a day and work for the amount of time expected. All except this device. I suspect they are correct that if I brought this solar panel outside on a sunny day and kept it pointed strictly at the sun, it might work. And it probably will work better in the summer when day light is much longer and stronger.
However - this does not excuse the fact that this solar panel obviously collects light much more poorly than all my other solar devices. If everyone else can manufacture solar panel that work perfectly well in a very sunny southern window - why not this one?
I suggest they find a new manufacturer for their solar panel.
Source: Gamul via amazon.com”
I thought this would be a great light to keep for emergency situations, but even though I would take it out every few months to recharge in the sunlight, it's lost its charge and I can't seem to make it work again.
Source: Ohiowoman via amazon.com”
I bought this for the boat to use as an anchor light where it needs to be on for the 8 or so hours of darkness. It did not stay lite nearly as long as advertised. A replacement was sent without any problem but that one was just a bit better. I think it's a lot of money for a light that doesn't come close to working the advertised amount of time. With the replacement, we were especially careful to follow the charging instructions. The solar panel should be part of the lantern, not a separate easy to loose, easy to break piece.
Source: Sylvia via amazon.com”
The K-Light is an innovative, eco-friendly solar-powered lantern, designed to stand up to the harshest environments. Approximately the size and weight of a can of soda, the unique combination of its solar-charging battery and bright, energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs) makes the K-Light unlike any other product available today.
The K-Light was developed by the company PiSAT as an alternative to the hazards of fuel- based lighting used in developing countries. It features 16 bright white LEDs that last for 100,000 hours. It is designed to last for 10 years of daily use. At full charge, the K Light runs for 20 hours on the low power setting and 10 hours on the high power setting. It is water-resistant and can be converted into a flashlight. The K-Light is small and easily portable and safe and cool to the touch.
Height: 7.5”; Length: 4” ; Width: 3”
Length: 6.6” ; Width: 3.4” ; Thickness: .4”
Solar Panel Cord: Length= 4’ 9”
No technical expertise necessary.
At least once a year, the K-Light should be fully charged and then allowed to operate on high power until the battery is fully drained. Then you need to fully recharge your K-Light. This will “condition” and ensure proper working order of the K-Light.
Pan’s Innovative Science and Technology, LLC (the "Company") warrants to the original purchaser that for a period of one (1) year this product will be free from defects in its workmanship and materials. No warranty is provided for batteries and light bulbs. This is your exclusive warranty. This warranty is valid for the original retail purchaser from the date of initial retail purchase as shown on your original sales receipt and is not transferable. Proof of purchase is required to obtain warranty performance. The Company’s obligation under this warranty is limited to repairing and/or replacing products or parts as provided herein. The Company, at its option, will repair or replace this product or any component of the product found to be defective during the warranty period. Replacement parts can only be supplied if parts are available. Items out of production may be unavailable. This warranty is the original purchaser’s sole remedy for product defects, and this warranty does not extend to normal wear and tear or to any product, or damage to any product, caused by or attributable to abuse or misuse, products used for commercial or rental purposes, use modification of, or attachments to the product, and products or parts not used, maintained, or installed in accordance with the Company’s installation, maintenance and/or applicable guidelines, use on improper voltage or current, disassembly, repair or alteration by anyone other than a representative from the Company. Furthermore, the warranty does not cover Acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes and tornadoes.
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