Light Em Up

Never Buy Another Battery, Help Families In The Developing World, and STILL Find Your Way In The Dark? That’s what we’re talkin’ about!


We saw this in the New York Times, and wanted to let you know about it. Fact: we all need lights at night on the playa, but many of us will hardly use our headlamps/flashlights throughout the rest of the year. So we buy batteries and expensive headlamps, use them for a week in the desert…and then throw the batteries away and buy new ones when we open it up the next summer and find–surprise-the batteries are dead. Meanwhile, right above us is one big endless battery, just waiting to be plugged in.

Hence the appeal of this solar powered flashlight. Hang it up in your camp during the day, and by nightfall you’ve got several hours of light stored in one water ( and presumably playa ) proof package. Plus, when you get one, they send one to developing countries, helping offset the huge amounts of fuel used worldwide every night just for lighting. Learn more by clicking right here.

About the author: Tom Price

Tom Price

Tom Price is the former Executive Director of Black Rock Solar. Prior to that he was the Environmental Manager for Burning Man during the Green Man theme, and was in the Gulf Coast for six months during the genesis of Burners Without Borders. He's been attending Burning Man since 1997, and he's proud to say that his decade plus streak of breaking down from sun stroke on the playa on day three remains intact.

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