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Solight Design Receives USPTO’s Patents for Humanity Award

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awards Solight Design as part of their initiative for game-changing innovations to address long-standing development challenges.

Published 11-27-18

Submitted by Solight Design

Solight Design receives USPTO™s Patents for Humanity Award

USPTO honors the Patents for Humanity Awards recipients in five categories representing innovations pressing global needs for medicine, nutrition, sanitation, energy, and living standards, at their awards ceremony.

“Each of these recipients showcases the power of innovation to help the less fortunate around the globe,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Andrei Iancu. “By recognizing and honoring these innovators whose creativity and curiosity dared them to solve some of the toughest humanitarian challenges, we hope this program will continue to inspire countless more to follow in their footsteps.”

Solight Design was honored at the Awards Ceremony for their SolarPUFF™, a clean energy, portable, flat-pack, solar lantern. “Since the launch of the original SolarPuff in 2015, Solight Design has impacted over 600,000 lives around the world with their Solights, bringing light to those without electricity” said SolarPUFF™ inventor and Solight Design CEO, Alice Chun. Working with NGOs, Solight Design has sent their lights to Puerto Rico, Haiti, Nepal, Cambodia, Cameroon, Ecuador, Ghana, Dominica, Greece, Senegal, and most recently to families devastated in Indonesia from the earthquake/tsunami. 

“Our company was founded with a social mission to give light to those who need it most. Our NGO partner, Operation Blessing, has already sent 3000 of our Solights to help the families in Indonesia who have been devastated by the recent earthquakes and tsunami. We want to help even more…”— Solight Design is currently running an Indiegogo Campaign for their latest innovation, the QWNN and with every order, will be donating an additional light to send to Indonesia. 

About The QWNN
The QWNN is the latest innovation from Solight Design, an origami-inspired, portable solar lantern with a power bank. By using the limitless power of the sun, The QWNN offers clean, sustainable energy that can change the way people light and power their world.

The QWNN’s unique and versatile design allows for the light to be used in various stages of expansion between its ¾-inch flatpack, one-quarter standing, crown at half-position and full dome 360-degree expansion. The QWNN is lightweight, waterproof, and its military grade PVC-free sailcloth material is UV coated, and engineered to withstand rigorous outdoor conditions. It also comes with two heavy-duty elastic handles and built-in magnets, allowing for easy hanging.

With six light modes, the QWNN’s 28 bright LEDs provide up to 320 lumens and 48 hours of continuous light. The built-in rechargeable 4000 mAh power bank keeps users connected on or off the grid, and can be fully re-charged in eight hours of sunlight or directly charged via its micro-USB port in three hours. 

About Solight Design
Solight Design, sells and distributes solar-powered innovation for lighting and personal power device products around the world. Their products are designed using origami principles to deliver lightweight, pack-flat, sustainable, unique solar lights and power devices. Solight products are engineered with recyclable materials to create the most durable and zero carbon products on the market. For more information about Solight Design, visit or visit their Indiegogo campaign,

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Billy D. Choi | Director of Marketing / PR | | 800 601-6150

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Solight Design Inc. designs and manufactures solar products for humanity.

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