It was so much fun building my first rechargeable solar light and besides I had 3 more no more working garden lights at my hand that I had to do something with them.
One might argue that I just changed the design but something else might be of interest for you and that is the arrangement of the LED's

Step 1: Tools and Materials

Tools and Materials:
An old solar garden light
Copper pipes and fittings (of course)
Foam board
Box cutter
Pipe cutter
Soldering iron and electronic solder
Hot glue and/or 5 minute epoxy
Ruler, tape measure, compass and caliper
Drill press + drill bits
Emerald paper
Wire #24

For details on the donor, wiring and schematics, please see Miss Betsy's Rechargeable Solar Nightlight!
Yet another ingenious design! Inspired by your first solar nightlight, I recently scavenged two of these lights from my parents backyard, (they weren't doing much there anyway;-), and plan to try and make a similar lamp.<br> <br><br> <br>I have a question for you: My solar charging lights have an on/off switch. Do you know if the solar cell will store a charge for any length of time when switched off?
Thank you for your kind comment! <br>Don't get me wrong but are you using the right terms? The solar cell is the part that converts photons into electricity which is stored in a rechargeable battery. And this battery will hold a charge usually quite long which is at least several weeks but usually even longer. OK? <br>We would love to see your project!

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