An Ingenious, Eco-Friendly Solar-Powered Lighter

An indispensable piece of EDC kit, whether you’re on a camping trip or prepping for the apocalypse, is a lighter. French company Solar Brother has designed the Suncase, an inexpensive and lightweight alternative that requires no fuel. Instead, two mirrored wings flip out, focusing the sun’s rays towards a protrusion in the center of the device, in which you stick a twig, a rolled up piece of paper or a cigarette (which it appears to be sized for; this was invented in France, after all). Once the object ignites, you can then toss it into your firepit or that pile of your cheating ex’s stuff in the driveway.

We know what you’re thinking: What if it’s cloudy out, or you want to set a fire at night? Solar Brother’s thought of that, and has designed the case to also hold a conventional mini Bic lighter as backup. Better safe than sorry.

Weighing in at just 12 grams (that’s less than half an ounce), the Suncase retails for $12.


Source: core77

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