A COOLUM Beach company's genius solar camping invention has won it a place in the Good Design Australia Awards finals.
Doble Outdoors Australia has designed Tent Pole Power: a portable camping light and USB device charger powered by solar panels. The panels sit on a tent pole and can be rotated to three different angles.
The light has several settings and long-lasting batteries, with up to 250 hours of light supplied without recharging.
The invention is the world's first patented solar- powered tent pole that includes a bright LED light and USB device charger.
Doble Outdoors Australia's Danny Jaggs said the company would be up against the likes of Reebok and Dyason in the prestigious competition. Winners will be announced in Sydney on Friday.
Good Design Australia CEO Dr Brandon Gien said it was very encouraging to see Australian firms competing against the biggest and most respected brands in the world.
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