When my friend Orla and I climbed Kilimanjaro, we found the HiLight device to be a very useful and robust product. We charged it every day by attaching it to my daypack, as well as sometimes hanging it on the sunny side of our tent on the days that we arrived early to the camp site.
In the evenings we hung it inside the tent, in between ourselves, and used it as a reading lamp etc.
In addition, we charged our mobile phones with it. In summary, we found it easy to use, light weight and no problem to bring through customs. In addition it seems very sturdy. Thank you for a great product!
Photograph in courtesy and by Ellinor Hult
A solar-powered device, which can generate electricity for light and charging appliances, could be of what I need in the near future. Having heard HiNation has its HiLight that can charge under the sun, and act as a portable energy source, I yearned to test one myself. Fortunately I was able to borrow the HiLight from my friend.
The promising device started to change my life little by little when I realised its reliability for my daily usage. Using of electrical gadgets has become my life and I have to make sure that they do not run out of juice when I’m out. I could prepare myself with other type of portable charger; however they do rely on electrical port before they are bestowed with power to assist me. What if I do not have a charged portable charger? What if I do not have an adapter to charge? What if I cannot find an electrical port nearby?
I will not have to worry about the above problems if I have an alternative source of power available to me. HiLight is one device that grants me an access to the ever sunlight for electricity. I can always charge the portable charger anytime in the day with the solar panel built on the device.
When there is sunlight, there is always power generated by HiLight for me; it is perhaps the reason why the Decepticon activated their Sun Harvester to generate all the Energon they want. The power “from” the sun is now easily in the palm of my hand; Doc Ock probably didn’t have to go through the trouble of building a reactor if he learnt this.
The Sun that accompanies me in the day will still accompany me at night when electricity is converted by the solar cells are stored in my HiLight. As it continues to “shine” on me 24/7, I think I need not worry “being dark” from the world with my electrical gadgets and readily available electricity by my side.
Photograph in courtesy and by Gordan Cham
I travelled to Tallinn, Estonia over the weekend for a short getaway. It snowed 2 days before I reached Tallinn and the temperature was very cold (-2 deg in the day). I took the opportunity to try out HiLight as well.
During the day when walking around the old town, I would hang the HiLight on my bag using the adjustable straps. At first I was afraid that the cold and falling snow might affect the device but when I tried to use the HiLight again at night, it worked perfectly.
I used the HiLight during the trip mainly to charge my mobile phone. Even though I did not get much opportunity to charge the HiLight under the sun, I managed to use the full battery of HiLight to charge my mobile phone from zero to full for 2 times.
I feel that the HiLight is a very useful replacement for external mobile phone charger. It does not take up space inside the bag and the battery capacity is big enough to ensure that the mobile phone can last for at least a couple of days.
Photograph in courtesy and by Akshay Viswanathan
I am staying in Angola and I brought the HiLight to different parts of Angola to introduce it to other people.
One area we visited was construction sites. As Angola has the fastest growing economy in Africa, there are a lot of construction projects going on. Apart from the normal working hours, the workers worked at night and even on Sundays to meet the tight schedule. HiLights could be used to provide adequate lighting for workers at night.
We had also done a mini case study on the selling of mobile phone charges. In Angola, the cost of charging a cell phone on a generator cost approximately 1 dollar. If an entrepreneur decides to sell the mobile charges at 0.8 dollars; this means that by selling 10 phone charges a day, he will get an income of 8 dollars a day which amounts to 240 dollars a month. This is the average salary of a maid or a gardener etc.
In all, many other groups such as the military, health institutions and institutes that are fighting against poverty have also expressed their interest in HiLight. I believed that the product would be beneficial for the people especially in terms of cost savings and income generating.
Photograph in courtesy and by Claudio Lamsa Da Silva
I attended the event Future Perfect – Ö FESTIVAL from the 23rd to 26th of August. The aim of the annual event is for the participants to experience sustainable living and have a healthy exchange of ideas from people from different walks of life. The event this year was held in Vaxholm and we took the option to stay in the campsite during one of the nights.
During the day, when I was resting in the tent between programs, I would hang the HiLight on the side of tent to charge it under the Sun. Fortunately, the weather was good for most of the days and the Sun was bright and strong.
During programs, I would hang the HiLight on my bag because I was afraid that it might get stolen. It attracted a lot of attention and curious stares. People would approach me and asked what it is and how it works.
I used the HiLight to charge my Blackberry 2 times. I did not check the connector for my Blackberry but I found it in the 10-in-1 USB cable.
I found the HiLight to be very useful for camping. I think the most important aspect is that it can provide both light and charging in a single device. This allowed me to have more space inside my bag by not having 2 separate devices.
Photograph in courtesy and by Cadence Hsien Li Jie
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