I know it’s a little too late to be doing Christmas shopping but I thought I might share a cool “green” product I stumbled upon. It’s called Sun Jar and it’s a product created by Tobias Wong.
It’s called Sun Jar, because it “stores” sunlight similar to how a jar for jam stores jam. Why do you need to store sunlight? So you can use it in the night or when it’s dark. The sun jar is automatic, meaning there is no controls what-so-ever on the outside, so you really don’t have to do anything.
The Sun Jar is basically a mix of glass Mason jar, solar cell, rechargeable battery and LED lights. Check out the schematics below to get a better understanding.
Here is how it works according to SuckUk…
When the 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 jar.
The light is diffused by the frosted jar and give the appearance of sunlight emitting from the (warm coloured 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. *there is an override switch inside the lid to turn off the light at night and conserve battery life.
Now that’s what I call green meeting design!
Exactly how a solar panel works but in a small neat package.
If you want to get a Sun Jar for yourself or for someone click the Amazon link below or the Sun Jar picture at the bottom.