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Mary LaDue


Joined: Jan 07, 2012
Posts: 9
Don't know if I am the only one interested in this but here goes. I love the outdoor solar lighting. Am striving to learn more about it but can't seem to find information on how it works. I have lots of figurine, etc using solar lights but there should be a way to make a panel and hook them all together. There also should be a way to make the lights yourself, even if it is just a light under a glass jar and possibly using a mirror or foil to amphlify the light. Anyone who has done it that would care to share the know how I would be so greatful, (or is it grateful).
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Jocelyn Campbell
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Joined: Nov 09, 2008
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This is more of a nightlight brightness and perhaps not as useful for landscaping lighting, but the instructions for this DIY Sun Jar might lead to some ideas.

(Btw, I moved this to the alternative energy forum - great question!)


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Mary LaDue


Joined: Jan 07, 2012
Posts: 9
Jocelyn, thanks, I checked it out and that would be great as an accent light. I like the idea of the lighted glass blocks for the walkway also. Since I live out in the country, yet on a main road, seeing the colored lights in the black of night has been commented on to be by several passing by. It seems to help some drivers pull out of their late night sleepiness. Beside I love looking out the windows at night and seeing the color.
Jocelyn Campbell
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Mary LaDue wrote:I like the idea of the lighted glass blocks for the walkway also.


Ooo, I didn't notice the lighted glass blocks instructables before - sweet!

Mary, if you make something along these lines, it would be great to see some pics!
peter brummett


Joined: Feb 23, 2012
Posts: 2
Hi Mary,

If you are still looking for outdoor solar lighting, I think I find what you are looking for!

I bought my outdoor LED light on designledlight.com few weeks ago. They have great lights for a good price.


You will love it.

Mary LaDue


Joined: Jan 07, 2012
Posts: 9
Peter,
Thanks I will check it out. I picked up a case, (50 +) for $1.00 each and may even get some more. I still want to learn how to do it just because it is something I don't know anything about.
peter brummett


Joined: Feb 23, 2012
Posts: 2
Mary,

I have the "DESIGN LED AMBIANCE COLORS KIT" and its lovely!

This Kit include 10 LEDs. You can set this indoor/outdoor kit as you like for your figurine.

It's so cool. Since I bought it, my neighbours are jealous...



Johnny Addison


Joined: Mar 03, 2012
Posts: 10
Do you know the equipment used in solar panels. I am looking to buy some cheap stuff to make my project report for college.
Roy Clarke


Joined: Feb 05, 2012
Posts: 121
Light is available all day. There is almost magic in darkness. It's better t appreciate it than to destroy it IMO. It takes a significant amount of energy to make solar anything, and with the manufacturing processes for the cheap products, it causes horrifying pollution.
 
 
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