Thursday, February 28, 2013

Solar, and Wireless, Too

I hate electrical cords and water hoses. They trail and tangle and generally make a mess of good room design and gentle landscapes.

So when I spotted the Sunnan solar desk lamp at IKEA I had to have one. The lamp has a small solar panel that pops out for charging. Exposure to direct sunlight (9-12 hours) recharges the three AA batteries, giving enough light for 3 hours, according to the IKEA info sheet that comes with the lamp. The lamp is LED, so it takes some getting used to.

For $20, the lamp is a good investment in the world of solar. You get to see what a solar panel is all about and you have a totally cordless light that could be used in your car, your garage, your porch or deck, or your easy chair -- anywhere that a bit more light for a few hours and no cord would be a good thing.

Read more about the Sunnan lamp HERE.

Copyright 2013
Wanda Hayes Eichler

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