Rebuilt from scratch.
The new SONNENGLAS® Classic (2019), as well as the SONNENGLAS® Mini (2019) now have many new innovations that truly elevates them to be the best solar lanterns of all time.
We have put 2 years into developing the new design and technological features of our product,
to build a product that is not only extremely functional but timelessly elegant. In March 2019
we were also awarded the International Red Dot Design Award.
NEW: SONNENGLAS® LEDs WITH WARM-WHITE LIGHT
The new SONNENGLAS® Classic and SONNENGLAS® Mini are now equipped with a light-temperature of 3500K that shines with a pleasant and cozy warm white light. By using the best available LEDs on the market, we do not compromise on brightness. Both solar lanterns shine just as bright as the known SONNENGLAS® 1000ml.
NEW: INTELLIGENT DAY/NIGHT AUTOMATIC
Switched on once, the new SONNENGLAS® Classic and SONNENGLAS Mini are automatically responding to their environmental brightness. When the Sun goes down they switch on automatically and off again the next morning when their surrounding is bright enough. This so called sunrise detection saves energy and is especially useful when used outdoors.
NEW: FAST-CHARGING FUNCTION
Thanks to its new fast-charging-function the new SONNENGLAS® Classic and SONNENGLAS® Mini is charged for 10 h after just 10 minutes of charging at a power socket.
NEW: CHARGE INDICATOR
There is also a new and incredibly practical green LED on the inside of the lid that shows the battery level while charging.
The new solar module not only has more modern design, but it is also now covered with a specially designed high tech protective film. This guarantees that your SONNENGLAS® Classic and SONNENGLAS® Mini look as flawless as on day one.
We have redesigned the all of the all of the mechanical components including the „Dome“. The rubber sealing ring is now integrated in the module in the module, which reduces the number of components and makes for a better design. The technical components of the solar module are covered with a new transparent poly-carbonate-shield. This is the same material that is used for windshields in motor sports, as it is extremely sturdy, scratch proof and as transparent as real glass. In addition to this, polycarbonate shields are waterproof, an excellent electrical insulator, and non flammable.
A new dust plug covers the micro-USB port and protects it from getting clogged up with dust and grains.
All proven features of the previous SONNENGLAS® version are kept. That means the new SONNENGLAS® Mini und Classic are of course still water-resistant and contain 70% recycled glass.
You see: We have not only put tremendous effort and love into building the best solar lantern but used the best technical component available on the market.
Most of you already know it, but we can not stress this fact enough: SONNENGLAS® is not only an innovative light source but a social enterprise business too as our solar lanterns are handmade in our manufacturing facility in South Africa. Through the fair trade production of our solar lanterns we provide jobs for over 65 formerly jobless men and women living in the South African town ships.