Release of a rechargeable interior light “eneloop lamp” by SANYO
Sanyo made an announcement on a rechargeable interior light “eneloop lamp” a new addition to its “eneloop universe” products. The “eneloop universe products” embody the concept of “looping energy is a way of promoting new lifestyle of reusing instead of disposing, which began by Sanyo since November of 2005. Among products that incorporated eneloop rechargeable batteries are ENELOOPE Bike, Eneloop KAIRO and Eneloop solar light to name a few.The ENL-Y1S is a multiple use lamp that can be used as an interior light for daily living as well as a flashlight in case of an emergency. This product utilizes a contact-less charging system bearing no metallic contact on its body resulting in a smooth exterior appearance. The ENL-Y1S as an interior light feature two modes to choose from Clear Mode (high) / Fade Mode (low). It can also be used as a healing light with a blue lamp for places such as bed side with a healing mode (continuous) or a flicker mode (flickering). The ENL-Y1S automatically turns into a flashlight when it is picked up and tilted 90 degrees or more because of its built-in accelerator sensor.
The ENL-Y1S being based on a contact-less charging system does not require any metallic contacts either on the lamp or the charging stand. In addition to this feature, the ENL-Y1S comes with a float charging function enabling it charge its battery while using the white lamp or blue lamp eliminating any concerns in regard to batteries going dead. One thing to note is Float charging is possible when using the white lamp in Fade Mode (low) and the blue lamp in Healing Mode (continuous) or Flicker Mode (flickering). When using the white lamp in Clear Mode (high), continuous use is possible but batteries will not be charged.
The ENL-Y1S operates with 2 AA size “eneloop” rechargeable batteries. The ENL-Y1S can also be used as a charger for the AA size eneloop. The charging time varies depending if the lamp has been turned off or it is ON with white or blue lamp and given operating mode as well as being used as a flashlight, it can take anywhere from 3 hours to 45 hours. The unit weighs only 280 gram including the batteries. Sanyo yet to set a price for the eneloop lamp but it will on sale from September 11th, 2009.