I have perhaps jumped on the bandwagon a bit late as these have been around a while but I do need to rave about the new solar light from Consol!
You put the light out in the sun for a few hours a day and it gives light for up to six-nine hours. There is a solar panel in the lid with LED lights. There is also an on and off switch – which gives hours of delight to any 22 month old! Its also very safe.
You can stain the glass, put rose petals inside or material to add a nice extra ambiance and colour to these nifty little gadgets. Go over to The Design Tabloid to have a look at ideas on how to personalise your solar light. (Thank you for letting me use your picture of your designs with the solar lights below)
Its perfect for camping, blackouts or as the perfect party lights adding a romantic and magical feel to any occasion. I personally use mine as a bedside light which comes in handy for night time trips to the fridge for milk without stumping a toe in the dark. The light is strong enough for a little bit of night time reading without damaging your eyes. With the cost of electricity and random blackouts this is the perfect little companion adding light to your life.
Its the ultimate green gadget – reusable, rechargeable and recyclable. You can buy yours at the Consol shops in Woodmead and Stellenbosch or online.