Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sun in a Jar - By Trish Berg

I love the glow of candlelight around Christmastime. Actually, anytime of year. But the constant drain on electricity or batteries can be expensive and environmentally costly.

So, this Christmas, try giving a

"Made with a traditional Mason jar and high tech energy efficient lighting! Captured inside the jar are a highly efficient solar cell, rechargeable battery and low energy LED lamps.

When the Sun Jar is placed in sunlight the solar cell creates an electrical current that charges the battery over a few hours. This energy is then used at night to power the three LED lamps inside the Sun Jar.

The light is diffused by the frosted Sun Jar and gives the appearance of sunlight emitting from the jar (warm colored LED lights are used to give a more natural and warm light). You may have noticed that there is no switch on the sun jar - in fact there are no visible controls at all - there is a clever light sensor inside that automatically activates the lights when it gets dark or lights are turned out!

Mason Jars are not only beautiful but by their very nature they are completely water tight - so the Sun Jar can happily be left outside in any weather conditions. A perfect garden light or night light for a kids bedroom.

More energy saving gift ideas can be found

Light up someone's life with sun in a jar.

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