Solight Design is a global social enterprise delivering affordable solar lighting solutions to those in need.

Solight Design is a global social enterprise delivering affordable solar lighting and power solutions to the world. Our company mission is to provide clean sustainable light and power to those who need them most. There are over 1.6 billion people who have no access to electricity and clean sustainable lighting and energy, something most of us take for granted.


Our Story

Designs for Humanity

Solight Design provides beautiful, sustainable solar innovation that appeals to the environmentally conscious consumer while providing power and light to those that need it most. We believe that design matters and that wonder, awe and beauty are just as important a utility, whether you live in Nigeria or Nantucket, design provides dignity.

10 Million Rays of Light

CEO Alice Min Soo Chun, recounts the difficulties in raising a child with asthma and how it inspired her to develop a packable, self inflatable, and floatable solar lantern to reduce pollution with 10 million rays of light throughout the globe.


Our Designs

The word origami comes from Japanese words "ori" meaning fold and "kami" meaning paper.

Arts & Architecture

As a little girl growing up in Korea, inventor and CEO Alice Chun spent many days learning how a simple fold can be structure. Origami forms were taught to her by her mother, who also taught her how to sew her own clothes. Inspired by fabric and the trend in material technology for smarter, lighter and faster materials, she started to sew solar panels to fabric as early experiments for harnessing solar energy. While teaching as a professor in architecture and material technology at Columbia University, she created an early prototype that was inflatable with a mouth nozzle, but rejected that design because she didnt want the risk of diseases like cholera, Zika, or Ebola spreading in regions where sanitation was an issue. The design inspired by the origami balloon eliminated the need for a mouth nozzle and simplified the flat pack and self inflation for ease of use.

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Our Purpose

Our company mission is to provide solar innovation to those who need it most.

There is a Profound Link Between Our Children's Health, Climate Change, and Extreme Poverty

Everybody in the world should have access to clean, sustainable lighting, which is one of the most basic and fundamental needs as a human being. It impacts our safety, education and livelihoods. It is still astounding that 1.6 billion people today do not have access to safe and sustainable lighting and rely on kerosene to light their world at night. The absence of light for the majority of the global population has had catastrophic ramifications on our local and global environment. We are all interconnected through light and the absence of it.


Solight Design's light aids education by enabling children to read and study at night

Our goal is to help create small businesses by working with microfinance partners

Our products are helping to provide lights in clinics and medical facilities where lighting is limited or non-existent

Solight Design harnesses the power of the sun to generate lighting where none is available

Our lights are clean and sustainable with zero carbon emissions

Together we can change the way we light our world.


Give Lights Around The World

Buying a SolarPuff™ furthers our social mission to distribute light in the regions of extreme poverty such as Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, where there are the most vulnerable of stake holders. Every time you make a purchase, 10% of our online sales goes to giving light to children in need. Our strategy is to subsidize the distribution of SolarPuffs™ by working with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as with local communities. This system for providing light to those in need is a multi-faceted and cross-disciplinary approach to tackling issues of extreme poverty. We partner with on-the-ground communities and local women in villages in order to create economic opportunities for long-term sustainability.


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