THE BP SL48 SOLAR LANTERN
The BPSL48 Solar Lantern
BP SL48 Solar Lantern is a pre-packaged lighting solution from BP
Solar, that is a unique solar lamp powered by solar energy.
It is constructed of a hard wearing resin shell that incorporates
electronics, battery pack, high efficiency fluorescent light and a
solar module all in one neat package.
It weighs 5.5 kg and with dimensions of (56x9x34cm), hence
conveniently very portable.
Solar Lantern requires no maintenance and the lamp water
resistant but not waterproof.
1. The Solar Module
It has a high stability crystalline module rated at 9/10 watts
and 6volts. It has a lifespan of 10 to 15 years.
2. Sealed Battery
6V DC 5AH Nickel Cadium (Nicad) battery that takes 3 to 5
hours of sunshine for a full charge.
The battery has a minimum 2 years and 3 years typical
lifespan of intensive use.
The BPSL48 has an inbuilt inverter that connects to the
It is an 8w fluorescent whose lighting power equals a 40w
normal AC light that can light up to 4 hours (minimum), when
the battery has been fully charged.
5. The lamp has a water resistant flick switch.
All parts have theoretical life duration of 3 years or more and are
The Lantern comes with a complete instruction manual that guides
the user on how to operate it, maintenance, replacements and the
The SL48 is guaranteed against manufacturing defects if it fails
within 12 months from the date o purchase. Further details on
warranty can be found in the accompanying product manual.
How to use the SL48
1. To charge the battery, place the lamp with the solar
cells oriented to the sun. 5 hours will be enough.
2. There is no danger of overcharging. As the batteries
wear out, the charging requires more time. When one
day of sunshine is no longer enough to charge the
battery, it is time to replace the battery