Empowering off grid living

Product: Solar power supply
Client: BRIGHT Products AS


Following the success of the multifunctional solar lamp Sunbell, K8 came together with BRIGHT Products to develop a more compact and efficient solar powered lamp and phone charger. The new design was to allow for more flexible off-grid living, creating a device which could be used on the move and carried with ease. However, it was important to incorporate the multifunctionality and durability that made the Sunbell so popular.


Both in the initial stages, and throughout the process, the team focused on defining the various user scenarios that were appropriate to the proposed new solar product. This allowed us to incorporate and maximize functionality and efficiency suited to the use case: mobile charging and light on the move, powered by solar energy. As a result, we developed solutions to allow three light intensities for different scenarios, a battery level and solar charging indicator, a carry hook and a strap for holding a phone whilst charging.

We also tackled the engineering challenge of making the product out of as few parts as possible. Minimising the number of parts aimed to make a more robust and durable device, whilst keeping the assembly simple and manufacturing costs down.


Bright Move is an exciting new solution for off grid living, providing both light and phone charging in a convenient and portable device.

The stand allows the lamp to be positioned at the correct angle for optimum solar exposure, with a smart feedback system: four LEDs on the edge of the device indicate the intensity of solar light. This system also notifies the user of battery levels as well as showing when the power is about to run out. With an integrated strobe light mode, the Bright Move can be used as a beacon to attract attention in emergency situations.The lamp can also be mounted onto a wall or ceiling, using the integrated hook as an attachment point, with the possibility to attach it to your bag whilst travelling – charging on the move.

flexible off grid living

BRIGHT Move Smart has become a permanent traveling partner when I’m in areas with no or unstable access to electricity. I use it as safety- and work light, plus to charge or top-up my mobile phone when traveling, CSO Tommy Engvik says.

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