Gallery: Sunshine in a Bottle: Consol’s Solar Jar Captures the Sun’s Ra...


There are all kinds of awesome sustainable lighting projects illuminating the planet these days but we have developed a new soft spot for the Consol Solar Jar from South Africa. A clever solar panel fitted onto the jar’s lid absorbs solar energy during the day and when the sun goes down, the little LED light inside the jar is ready to be switched on.

Consol has provided the bulk of South Africa’s glass preserve containers for as long as we can remember but only recently added LED lighting to their portfolio with this adorable lamp. Perfect for camping and outdoor events, the Consol Solar Jar’s lid also acts as a switch that preserves the energy stored during the day. Once charged, the LED light will last for six hours before it needs a little extra juice.

Best of all, this award-winning beauty only costs R120 or just over $15, although, unfortunately it is only available for purchase in South Africa.

+ Consol



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  1. Stefan Neubig May 26, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    The Consol Solar Jar™ is now available world wide. The official site is:

  2. wbromfield October 1, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    These are slowly making there way into the global market, if you are based in Australia, you can buy them here:

    Love this product, I’ve only got one, but am hoping to get more soon :)

  3. jo1980 May 20, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I absolutely love these, they create such a good atmosphere, I got mine from here >

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