Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Genesis made of?

The Genesis portable solar lantern is made of 4 main components: (1) a solar panel that captures photons from sunlight; (2) a rechargeable internal lithium-polymer battery that stores power; (3) 10 LEDs that produce the light, and (4) PET materials that is specially designed to expand into a cube.

All the materials used are recyclable, PVC-free, and non-toxic unlike other inflatable solar lamps in the market.


How long does the Genesis light up after one full charge?

The Genesis is a solar-powered flashlight that is charged by sun exposure. It can provide up to 8 hours of light on the high setting and 12 hours of light on the low setting, after a full charge of 8 hours in sunlight. If the Genesis is only exposed to sunlight for 8 hours, it will last for 8 hours on the high setting and 12 hours on the low setting. If it is exposed to sunlight for 8 hours, it will last for 8 hours on the high setting, and so on.


How big is the Genesis solar lantern?

The Genesis portable solar lantern is lightweight and unfolds into 4.5” x 4.5” x 4.5” square when the cube is expanded and  4.5” when packed flat. We also offer it in a mini lightweight  cube 3.5” x 3.5” x 3.5”.


How bright are the Genesis solar lanterns?

The standard unit of measurement for brightness for solar lanterns is "lumens." The Original Genesis solar lamp has 4 light settings in different lumens:


Low white: 45 lumens

Bright (high) light: 90 lumens

Red (blinking) light: 25 lumens

Red light: 25 lumens


Is the Genesis waterproof? Can I submerge it?

Yes, the Genesis foldable solar lamps are waterproof and dustproof! Each solar lantern has a waterproof ranking of IP67. That means you can submerge them in up to 1 meter of water. They are protected against the effects of temporary immersion between 15cm and 1m.


How do I inflate my Genesis portable solar light?

The Genesis is designed to be easy to use and set up with no inflating required. You only need to flip it and expand to form a cube shape. You don't need to worry about an inflatable solar lantern because your new solar light folds flat.


How do I charge my portable solar light?

To recharge your solar light, the first thing you need to do is turn it OFF. Then, place the lamp in direct sunlight with the solar panel facing the sun. It's important that the light is in an area away from shadows or shade, as this can slow down charging.

Charge times vary depending on time of year, location, and product. But in general, you should expect to see a full charge within a few hours. Once your light is fully charged, you'll be able to enjoy its bright light for hours to come.


How do I know if my Genesis solar light is recharging?

When you're charging your Genesis solar panel, you may notice that it gets warm to the touch. This is perfectly normal and is simply the sun's energy reacting with the panel. In order to ensure that your battery is being charged, place your solar light in direct sunlight outdoors, away from any shady areas.


Why is my light not lasting very long?

The Original Genesis solar lanterns have multiple brightness settings, so you can choose the amount of light you need for any given situation. The low and flashing settings have the longest run times; they're great for when you need to conserve battery power.

The bright setting is perfect for moments when you need the brightest light possible, but it has the shortest run time because the LEDs are extremely bright. Overall, these lanterns are a great choice for anyone looking for a versatile and sustainable source of light.

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