by , 11/27/05


SolarCap Light Emitting Tiles are complete, self-contained illuminating devices designed to be integrated into a variety of paving or masonry applications. Well suited for exterior use, they can add both day and nighttime color to patios, walkways, and other outdoor surfaces without additional wiring.

Available in six colors and two sizes, the tiles will fit within most regular paving modules. Photovoltaic cells collect and store solar energy (even in the rain), emitting a soft LED glow at night. These integral paving lights seem to be the next generation of the often used, but less-than-radiant solar powered garden lights. Once these tiles begin to dot suburban walkways, hopefully both solar and LED technology will gain a wider acceptance around the home beyond decorative plastic stakes.

Blackson Lighting is a US distributor of SolarCap Tiles, which are similar to the European/Australian Solarbricks profiled by Treehugger earlier this year.

+ SolarCap Tiles

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  1. Michel December 20, 2005 at 9:32 am

    We sell them in Europe..

  2. Nicholas November 28, 2005 at 8:23 pm

    Your RSS feed does not validate.. so I can’t add it to my reader. :-/ Any chance of this getting fixed soon?

  3. ken November 28, 2005 at 2:17 am

    So where can we purchase this stuff? I have searched the web to not find anywhere, anyone know?

  4. Arun Sannuti November 28, 2005 at 12:33 am

    Wouldn’t it just increase the light pollution problem?

  5. Daniel November 27, 2005 at 4:08 pm

    Don’t they make you think of Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie jean’ video?

  6. Jaymis November 27, 2005 at 2:32 pm

    These were reviewed on “Dansdata”: (amongst some other cool light-giving gear, bottom of page) a while back. Apparently the first version wasn’t really up to the rigors of, y’know, outside use, but the updated one held together fine.
    They do look fantastic though.

  7. Adam November 27, 2005 at 7:10 am

    There are some of these sprinkled along the waterfront in Toronto. They change colors every few seconds, and are pretty nice looking!

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