During this last round of storms knocking out power to thousands this past couple of days, I needed some light. Digging up my honey do list, I made the time to work on a project. Sun jars…a little self-contained system of solar cell, photosensor, rechargeable battery, and LED light in a jar. There are various takes on this project on the internet but this one is the simplest.
Here’s what you’ll need:
(1) mason jar with transparent lid or wire bale jar
(1) solar garden light 1.50-2.00 dollars
(1) AA rechargeable battery included in the light
(1) package of blu-tack, or a similar reusable adhesive glue dots will work
(1) can of glass frosting spray or glass paint
The best part? This truly is the easiest DIY you’ll find. Simply take apart your solar garden light, mount the contents with blu-tack to the underside of the lid. Frost the outside of your mason jar with glass frosting spray to diffuse the light. For the solar homestead this creates a safe, soft, renewable night-light. Considering that you place jars in an old milk carrier on the porch in the morning and collect them before dusk. This could be an answer to that old plugin night-light sucking amps, safety concerns, and help maintain earth hour. *Earth hour is that time we give up on grid power to conserve our resources.
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