April 9, 2010

Pep Up Your Garden With Solar Tulip Lights

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Nothing says tacky like these Solar Tulip Lights. Outshine your neighbors with their pink flamingos with 17 x 2 1/2" plastic flowers that will soak up the sun's juice by day and come on automatically at night.

Via Solar Tulip Lights

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April 5, 2010

Dezhou, the Solar City

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Dezhou, a city in east China, has been been becoming a solar city over the past decade. Previously its residents only had public showers, but now almost all of them have solar powered water heaters in their homes. The lighting that sparkles at night is further proof of the town's reputation. There are about 100 solar based enterprises, which accounts for 16% of the hot water heating and a revenue of 5 billion Yuan annually.

Via CRI

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March 31, 2010

Solar T-Light Doubles as Tea Light

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Smart Solar's glass Mosaic T-light is suitable for garden, deck or any other outside location. At a size of 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.7", the amber lamp is powered by an integral solar panel and rechargeable Ni-MH battery that will provide 8 hours of light. The lamp can also house a standard tea light or candle inside.

Via Smart Solar Mosaic T-light

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March 17, 2010

Versatile Solar Path Lights

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There is nothing worse than falling not getting up no matter what your age. Save yourself from the pain and embarrassment with a set of six solar Path Lights. Use them in a driveway, garden or front stoop. Heavy-duty and waterproof, the 3 x 1.5" ultra-bright LEDs come on automatically at night.

Via Solar Lighting

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March 5, 2010

Wonder Wheel Gets Solar Revamp

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If you have ever seen the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island in New York in the 80's, you were already impressed with its, well, wonder. Deno Vourderis, whose family has owned the structure for 3 generations, has decided to make it greener. The bulbs that lit it up back then were removed for safety reasons, but it looks like the ride will get a second chance to light up the night with the installation of solar panels on the tops its 16 cars. The wheel will have a battery to save the sunlight during the day to light it up at night.

(Thanks to Mike Wrathell for image.)

Via NY Daily News

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March 2, 2010

Sustainable City Lights from Philips

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This prototype from Phillips Design is a simple concept in lighting. The Sustainable City Lights unfurl in the day to capture solar and wind energy, and are only triggered at night when people are around. Any excess energy returns to the main grid.

Via Philips

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March 1, 2010

Cube Tube Adjustable Workstation Lighting

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CubeTube, from Solaroad Technology, uses ambient light, indoor fluorescent and incandescent lighting to create energy for solar workstations. Available in different sizes, if there is not enough light to charge the photovoltaic electrical generator, a back up Lithium Polymer/Ion battery kicks in. If that fails, AC power can be used. Expect the real thing in 2011.

Via Solaroad Technologies

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February 17, 2010

Wild Grass Brings Spring to Winter

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With the nasty snow that has fallen lately, you can cheer up that dead lawn with solar Wild Grass. The 3 1 ft. tall LED lights have a 0.2 solar panel and a 500mAh built-in AA battery. Eight hours in the sun will provide 6 hours of automatic light at night. Choose between steady or flashing modes for the holidays.

Via Wild Grass

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February 16, 2010

Flexible Ecovolt Lamp Fits Anywhere

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Designed by Kim Joonhyun, Ecovolt is a clever lamp that attaches to a window and stores up enough energy to light up the night. Because it is made of flexible material, it can be placed almost anywhere and hung upright, rolled or attached to something. The lamp consists of a light panel in front, a solar collector in back and silicon to connect the two. The attached remote controls power and brightness.

Via Red-Dot

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February 11, 2010

Eco Freezer Also Provides Lighting

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Industrial designer Ruben Iglesias is thinking picnic and camping with his Eco Freezer. The hamper-sized device has two photocells/LED lamps powered by solar energy. They can be used for power or illumination. When the feasting is complete, the lamps can provide light in three modes, on, SOS and flicker. One lamp puts it into "low mode" while using both keep it in "high mode."

Via Yanko

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