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Sunshine in a Bottle: Consol’s Solar Jar Captures the Sun’s Rays and Lights Up at Night
Posted By Tafline Laylin On January 19, 2012 @ 1:12 pm In Green Lighting,Green Products | 2 Comments
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 
Via VISI 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/01/consol-bottled-sunshine-1.jpg
 sustainable lighting projects: http://inhabitat.com/singapores-luminous-i-light-festival-will-be-lit-up-by-shimmering-led-sculptures/
 Consol Solar Jar: http://www.consol.co.za/irj/go/km/docs/site/pages/awards_solar_jar.html
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/01/consol-bottled-sunshine-3.jpg
 LED lighting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-emitting_diode
 LED light: http://inhabitat.com/google-unveils-brilliant-android-controlled-led-light-bulb/
 available for purchase in South Africa: http://www.consol.co.za/irj/go/km/docs/site/pages/consol_shop_contact_details.html
 VISI: http://www.visi.co.za/content/article/1409/bottled-sunshine
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