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Solar lantern design and production

Solar Lantern Explained

  1. The lantern uses a high efficiency, compact fluorescent tube as its light source.

  2. The rechargeable lead acid gel-cell is housed in the base of the lantern.

  3. The photovoltaic panel collects light energy from the sun and converts it into electrical current. This energy is stored as charge within the battery.

  4. The output socket can be used to power a small radio.



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