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23 January 2013

Keep the sun in a jar

From security lighting to glowing portable “sun jars”, solar-powered lights have come of age as a practical, aesthetic addition to the 21st Century home.

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From security lighting to glowing portable “sun jars”, solar-powered lights have come of age as a practical, aesthetic addition to the 21st century home.

Apart from reducing electricity bills, solar-powered lights are a bright reminder of alternative energy options.

Charge them up in our plentiful summer sunshine for use when darkness falls: as night-lights in kids’ bedrooms, to guide your way to the bathroom or as an appealing garden feature to welcome guests.

They make great green-centric housewarming gifts too. Choose from such variations on the theme as sun jars (small solar lamps that look like they have "captured" sunlight), Chinese lanterns you can hang in trees, glass brick pathway markers and and fairy lights. Prices start at around R100-R150.

Solar lighting retailers:

The Green Shop

Sustainable.co.za

- Olivia Rose-Innes, EnviroHealth Editor, Health24, January 2013

Got a good green tip or event to share? Email me at oroseinn@sa.24.com or post on the EnviroHealth Forum. If it's a planet-saver, we'll publish it.

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