SolPals is the brainchild of Ron and Chantele Gustaveson and is the creator of the world’s first solar-powered hybrid lights. Both Ron and Chantele have a passion for solar and wind power, and after seeing a documentary about children who lived in darkness due to not being able to afford electricity, they focused their solar power passion on a way to address the issue raised in the documentary. Their mission is to “light up the night with the power of the sun”.
SolPals has two products: Moonbeams, which are nightlights for kids and the FlexLight which is a utility light. Their products use both a rechargeable battery and two backup alkaline batteries. All SolPal products have the option to be either completely solar-powered or to use the built-in hybrid technology. The hybrid sensor first utilizes all stored solar energy, then, if necessary, automatically switches to the backup alkaline batteries.
I met Ron from SolPals when I was at the ABC Kids Expo and I really liked what I saw. He was so passionate about hit product, that I knew I had to learn more. And what a unique product! We’ve had the opportunity to try the MoonBeam Flower-shaped nightlight in twilight blue (they also have a Star-shaped one in stardust white and more designs like dinosaurs and snowflakes coming soon). It works so much better than I had expected! I used the suction cup (it has a lock feature) to attach it to the window and as soon as it started to get dark it kicked on and the area near the window was bathed in blue light. It also gives me the peace of mind that it’s not going to short out and be a fire hazard.
You can purchase your own nightlight from their website or Amazon (free shipping) for $29.99. Or you can win one from me! SolPals is providing one winner their own MoonBeam as part of my New Year’s Hoppin’ Eve giveaway event that starts 11/28/11.
I received a product in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are 100% mine and my family’s.