As I’ve said before, the power of innovation lies in coming up with ideas that help simplify everyday life. Viewed in this light, the Pin Light concept is an innovative and environment-friendly solution to make camping safer.
Pin Lights are just what their name suggests: they are lights and they are shaped like pins. The idea is to use these “pin lights” instead of tent stakes so that at one shot, you get both stable tents as well as illumination around the tent.
The illumination is helpful because it reduces the risk of people tripping on a stake or a guy rope. The environmental-friendliness of the solution derives from the fact that each “pin light” is powered by solar batteries that get charged during the day. This solar energy is converted to electrical energy at night.
Each individual lamp has an on/off switch. Once you’re ready to retire for the night, you can leave just a light or two on; otherwise, you may keep yourself and your camp-site neighbours awake.
The head of the peg is higher than the LED lamp, so that no damage is caused to the light when the peg is being hammered into the ground. A groove on the back of the peg prevents the rope from slipping, giving the tent greater stability. But it must be said that not all campers will encounter soft, grassy soil. I am not sure how easy it would be to drive these pegs into rocky ground.
The Pin Light won the design concept award from red dot.