Monday, August 23, 2010

Sun Jars

We recently bought the girls a Sun Jar each for their bedrooms and are so impressed with them! They are standard glass jars which are frosted and have a solar panel built into the top. You leave it outside or on the windowsill throughout the day and at night it uses the stored solar energy to light up. I love the idea of a little bit of the sun being 'caught' in a jar to use at night, and even better it's a free way to light the girls rooms softly. The jars have a blue or orange colour mode, I love the orange though as it looks so warm and inviting.

Charging up the Sun Jar during the day.

Squeak watching the glow of the Sun Jar.


  1. Wha-WHAAAAAAAT? how does it work?

  2. where did you buy them and for how much? I found some for $28+ $5 shipping on Amazon, but if I could get it cheaper... haha

  3. I bought ours from Ebay, they were about $30 including postage but we are in Australia, so not sure how cheaply you could source them elsewhere :)
    There are also plenty of instructions on the net for making your own: