SunBell Solar Light & Phone Charger
I recently got the SunBell Solar Light & Phone Charger from EarthEasy and ironically it could not have come at a better time. A solar light is one of those items that seems like a good thing to have on hand “just in case” you need it. As sure as things happens sometimes, the SunBell arrived just a few days before we had a power outage. This gave me the chance to not only see if it works, but see if it works in an emergency.
I was very pleased with the SunBell. It is built from sturdy materials and all of the connections and connection points are well protected from the elements. The performance of the solar light function was flawless and versatile, offering three different settings (5 lumens, 50 lumens, and 150 lumens). The option to use it as a gooseneck lamp, flashlight, lantern, or overhead light is super convenient and really makes it practical for numerous applications. That is only half of what the SunBell does!
In addition to being a solar light, the SunBell is a cell phone charger as well. A USB adapter plugs into the Sunbell that allows phone charging cords with a USB plug to be connected for charging. I did not try charging anything other than the prescribed cell phone but I am almost thinking that the USB charger could be used for more than just a cell phone. Of course, you will have to expirement on your own and at your own risk.
I took the SunBell outside on a sunny day and plugged my phone in just to see how well it worked. It took only ten minutes for my phone battery to increase twelve percent. I was very pleased with the results to say the least. What was also impressive is that there is no need to direct the solar panel in any certain direction. I just set it on top of my table outside and the SunBell did the rest. It is even possible to leave the solar light unit itself inside and place the solar panel outside using the nine foot cord that the SunBell comes with. The panel could easily pass through a window on the sunny side of a house for charging.
Overall, the specifications are quite impressive:
- 150 Lumen Output for 4.5+ Hours
- 50 Lumen Output for 14+ Hours
- 5 Lumen Output for 130+ Hours
- Charging Time: 3-8 Hours (Depending on Sun Conditions)
- 1.8 Watt Solar Panel
- Weight: 21.2 Ounces
If you were to set the solar panel out for just a few hours every day, the SunBell could meet the lighting requirements for the average room. In fact, since I got my solar light, I have charged it once and use it every evening for general tasks around the house and it doesn’t even exhibit any sign of getting dimmer after about four hours of use. To say that I like this solar light would not do it justice. The fact that it has the phone charger option is just icing on the cake. I think the SunBell is worth every penny!
If I were going to live off grid or set up a bug out location, I think that I would definitely select the SunBell as a viable lighting option. The SunBell Solar Light & Charger is a perfect solution as a back-up light during a power outage, camping light, or for living off grid. If you have been looking for a versatile solar light to serve as a backup lighting source, primary lighting source, or both; there is not really any need to look further than the SunBell Solar Light & Charger.