Global Design Awards

Since the first-generation products were released in 2005, eneloop, its unique environmentally friendly packaging, and associated eneloop family products have continued to be recognized with some of the world’s most prestigious design accolades, including numerous iF Design Awards from Germany. So don’t just take our word for it—see for yourself why eneloop is the world’s most innovative rechargeable cell.

Global Design Awards

2017 iF Design Award

eneloop tones ocean wins
iF Product Design Award 2017

Product Design Category

Judges at iF Design Awards 2017 recognized the superiority of eneloop rechargeable Ni-MH batteries and how these unique products have led a shift toward sustainable energy. Each cell can be reused 2,100 times with around 70 % energy retained after 10 years in storage. The tones ocean package design reflects a “sea glass” concept, with colors reminiscent of waves washing on a beach. This represents a need to preserve the world’s natural beauty by minimizing waste and exploiting sources of renewable energy. Differing shades serve a practical purpose by allowing users to identify charged and non-charged batteries, and each cell ships pre-charged with solar power.

2016 LONG LIFE DESIGN 2016

eneloop wins Long Life Design Award 2016

“A product that deals with issues facing this generation, and one that exemplifies long-life design for the future.” That was the judges’ assessment at the 2016 Good Design Awards as eneloop received Long Life Design 2016, an accolade recognizing products that contribute to a better world by lasting longer, reducing waste, and creating value. Noting how eneloop is improving people’s lifestyles to the mutual benefit of the environment with expansion into 80 countries and more than 370 million cells shipped, the judges said eneloop’s low-self-discharge and reusability deliver economy and efficiency while reducing waste associated with disposable batteries. This is the eleventh Good Design Award eneloop has received since launching in 2005.

eneloop

2016 iF Design Award

eneloop tones organic wins
iF Product Design Award 2016

Cell design

This Ni-MH battery is rechargeable up to 2,100 times and is a cost-effective alternative to disposable batteries. The “organic” range reinforces eneloop’s mission to promote eco-sustainability with long-lasting product life and reusability, and is available in four colors: brown (soil and water), orange (flowers), white (plaster), and green (fresh verdure)—all hues that recall gardens and horticulture. The colors also serve a practical purpose, helping users to distinguish between charged and non-charged cells. Naturally, all batteries are pre-charged with solar energy and are ready to use after purchase.

Cell design

eneloop tones organic wins
iF Package Design Award 2016

Packaging design

Ecological sustainability is carried through to the recycled PET packaging for easy recycling after disposal. The packaging also doubles as a battery carry-case, allowing users to protect their investment while minimizing wastage. Both reusability and recyclability helped eneloop tones organic to victory in the packaging category.

Packaging design

2015 GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2015

eneloop solar storage wins Good Design Award 2015

Hailed as a “groundbreaking global concept” with “simple, no frills design”, the eneloop solar storage system was recognized with a Good Design Award for its ability to generate, store, and utilize clean energy. The product includes a solar panel and two LED lamps so people living in areas without electricity can safely illuminate their homes. The product is also ideal for general outdoor use.

eneloop solar storage

iF Awards Rank Panasonic 5th in the World

Panasonic Design presents a variety of products for evaluation in the iF Awards every year. Consistently high performance in these awards—which are proof to consumers of high product quality—has Panasonic ranked as the fifth best-performing design company in the world. This recognition further cements consumer confidence in our brand while inspiring ever-greater levels of innovation.

iF Awards Rank Panasonic 5th in the World

Other eneloop Achievements

iF Products Design Award

iF Products Design Award

2017: eneloop tones ocean
2016: eneloop tones organic (Product)
2016: eneloop tones organic (Packaging)
2015: eneloop tones tropical (Product)
2015: eneloop tones tropical (Packaging)
2014: Smart & Quick Charger
2014: Solar Lantern
2013: eneloop tones chocolat
2013: eneloop tones uomo
2012: eneloop pro
2012: eneloop plus
2012: eneloop tones glitter
2011: eneloop tones

Good Design Award (Japan)

Good Design Award (Japan)

2016: eneloop (Long Life Design Award)
2015: eneloop solar storage
2012: eneloop tones chocolat
2011: eneloop pro
2011: eneloop plus
2011: eneloop tones glitter
2010: eneloop lite
2010: eneloop tones
2008: eneloop C/D
2007: eneloop universe products (Grand Prize)
2006: eneloop (Gold Prize)