Eco-business / Social Venture

November 17, 2012


New Solar-Powered Cap with LED Lights, Sales Launched

Keywords: Eco-business / Social Venture Manufacturing industry 

Landport Co., a Japanese retailer of miscellaneous goods, announced on July 26, 2012, the launch of sales of its new "LED Solar Cap," which is fitted with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and a battery that recharges simply when being worn during the daytime, powered by an advanced solar panel installed on the brim portion of the cap. As a hands-free light, the cap can be used at night for a wide range of uses, from sports to work, and emergency use.

The built-in battery can be recharged about 500 times, and its runtime is about 2.5 hours on brightest and 12 hours on dimmest when the battery is charged for six hours under sunlight. The cap has a brightness control function and three flashing modes, one of which is useful in emergency situations for sending Morse code signals in an SOS mode. The product also complies with the international accreditation IP 66 rating, used to classify and rate the degree of protection from damage from solid objects, dust, and water.