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Sun Jar -"Jam jars store jam, the Sun jar collects and stores sunshine so that you can use it at night

two color can change yellow/blue very beautiful in night


Jennifer Chen (author)2010-06-27

Glass jar, solar cell, battery and LED light 100 x 100 x 160 mm Made with a traditional Mason Jar and high tech energy efficient lighting! Captured inside the jar are a highly efficient solar cell, rechargeable battery and low energy LED lamp. When the jar is placed in sunlight, the solar cell creates an electrical current that charges the battery over a few hours. This energy is then used at night to power the LED lamp inside the jar. Why we like it: The Sun Jar revives childhood memories of warm summer evenings spent catching fireflies, watching one, then another, then still another light up until your whole jar glowed. Similarly, the Sun Jar from award winning avant-garde designer Tobias Wong catches and stores sunlight. It is a spectacular marriage of modern technology and old-fashioned styling that is a classic in the making. Because it lacks the dazzling gleam of an electric light, the Sun Jar is ideal for adding a magical touch to your evening parties, turning your backyard into an enchanted garden or even as the perfect final addition to your child’s bedroom – what could be a more entrancing night light? We also have, for sale, a moon jar, which harnesses sunlight, but emits a soft blue glow, much like moonlight.

sgsidekick (author)Jennifer Chen2010-06-28

Why could I not just take a solar light apart and put it in a mason jar like this? All the 'ibles I've seen so far all involve batteries. If I frost the jar and put the light inside with the solar panel, wouldn't it work? Just wondering. Not an electrician! :-)

Seventy8 (author)sgsidekick2010-08-12 I happened to be flipping through the various versions of the "sun jars" on the site, and I think this one is the easiest... or at least from what I can see. If you were able to get a large mason's jar, and then purchase the largest solar panel to fit in the top, there ya go. Add some basic(?) electrical skills and you've got a great solar jar. I'm sure it could be built by purchasing components... I know I'm not that knowledgeable yet, but I'm sure there someone who could break it down.

siaramari (author)Seventy82011-08-12

nice bucket

darioxdelcorral (author)2011-02-11

and the intructable..?????


lamer3d (author)2010-06-27

This SuckUK Sun Jar is already well known for its very tiny solar panel and hence poor charging. You can dig in reviews on Amazon, everyone says the same thing. However, the idea is great. If only the solar cell was bigger.

rockyt (author)2010-06-27

how is this an instructable?

iabler124 (author)rockyt2010-06-27

Who cares. It looks cool!

rockyt (author)iabler1242010-06-27

i guess. sort of.

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