In case you hadn’t heard, Ikea is on the solar bandwagon. After pumping $75 million into various environmentally-sustainable initiatives, we’re starting to see products trickle out. Aside from solar-powered garden lights — which have actually been availalbe from numerous companies for a while — you can also pick up a $20 solar desk lamp.
Will it replace your traditional desk lamp? Probably not. The thing takes 9 to 12 hours to fully charge and then provides about four hours of moderately bright light — between 300 and 500 lux. But the price isn’t too bad at $20 and you’ve gotta start somewhere, right? These little guys could actually come in handy in spots where you don’t have access to a power outlet — although you’ll need sunlight and if you have sunlight, maybe you don’t need a lamp.
Oh what the hell, at least they’re trying. And look at all the pretty colors!