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LED Tea light Answered

I am new to this, so I hope this comes across clear.

My wife keeps buying holiday decorations that have to have tealight candles burning in them, but is scared to leave a candle on in the house. While i was at the local craft store i saw the typical LED tea lights, but i would like to make my own using red LED's. I would like to make it a little more complex by adding a sensor so it turns on when it is dark.To take it one step further i would like to have some of the more permanent ones to recharge via a small solar panel, like this:
http://www.bgmicro.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=12269

I have all the tools i need (solder pen, solder, heat shrink tubing, heat gun, ect) I just do not know to start.

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