Archive for the 'Lighting' Category

A Liter of Light

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Video about harnessing the power of the sun to bring electricity to a poor community simply using soda bottles.
Isang Litrong Liwanag (A Liter of Light), is a sustainable lighting project which aims to bring the eco-friendly Solar Bottle Bulb to disprivileged communities nationwide. Designed and developed by students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Solar Bottle Bulb is based on the principles of Appropriate Technologies – a concept that provides simple and easily replicable technologies that address basic needs in developing communities.

Please consider helping this cause. See more from their website, http://isanglitrongliwanag.org/

Solar Garden Lights in Copper Stainless Steel

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

This set of 12 garden lights is great value for a good quality product. The solar powered lights are on stakes that can be driven into your garden wherever you need them: to softly light a path or add a night-time glow to your landscaping. The copper colored stainless steel gives a warm look to them and their light is also a warm glow, soft enough not to glare but bright enough to illuminate a path at night. They work well, charging during the day, even if not in direct sunlight all day long, and switch on automatically at night and off during the day.

The set of 12 costs $79.95 from amazon.com

Solar Candlelight Jar

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Soft atmospheric lighting, a solar powered alternative to a candle, this solar jar produces a beautiful soft light without the danger of fire in the yard or on the deck. The frosted glass conceals all the solar gadgetry and wires so that all you see is the glow. This charges during the day in sunlight and automatically switches on at night. If you want the romance of a candle lit dinner without the breeze blowing out the candles every five minutes this is the answer! It could even sit on a sunny window sill to charge and be used for a child’s nightlight.

Costs $19.95 fromAmazon.com

Solar Powered Votive Candle Lights

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Beautiful candle light decorations for a patio or deck that don’t actually need candles! These solar powered votives capture the sun during the day and give soft illumination through beautiful artisan crafted glass for a kaleidoscope of color. Ideal for those who love candlelight, but who don’t want to waste the earth’s resources by burning them night after night. Available in three colors, sapphire, amber and garnet, these are some of the most attractive solar powered candle alternatives out there, with not a hint of plastic in sight!

Costs $42 from Real Goods

Tough Solar Flashlights

Monday, December 13th, 2010

There are lots of solar charging flashlights around, but not all of them really work reliably. This hybrid solar flashlight is tough and well-made. With a back-up emergency battery you aren’t going to be left in the dark, even when you run out of solar charge. The great thing is that the solar charge can be held in the flashlight, so it doesn’t need constant re-charging. Once fully charged it can be stored for up to three years and still work. This makes it great as an emergency flashlight to keep in the car or around the home, for occasional or regular use. It can even be charged in indirect light, for example on a window sill, though a full charge will then take longer. A full charge gives 10 hours of bright light and these flashlights are waterproof, so can stand up to a lot of use.

Currently costs $ 28.75 for a pack of 2 at amazon

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