Now, you can combine your desire to save electricity and your penchant for aesthetically designed space, with these 12 solar-powered lights, that are eco-friendly, stunning and leave no hanging wires.
LIGHT Up the Summer Nights with IKEA Solar-Powered Lighting
With the onset of summer, you may want to entertain your guests outdoors more often. So you can choose from IKEA's great collection of solar outdoor lights SOLIG, that are funky as well as earth-friendly. The collection, powered by energy-efficient LED bulbs, is available in styles that range from practical to ornamental. These include Oriental paper hanging lanterns to table and hanging chandeliers as well as tube lights and uplights. The best feature of these lights are the affordability. All SOLIG lighting have solar cells that would transform sunlight into illuminating electricity. Equipped with LED bulbs that are powered by the sun, the lighting fixtures will reduce energy consumption by 70 percent while increasing bulb life at least four times longer than an incandescent bulb. The lights have been created in tune with popular IKEA decor ideas.
Simax Materials Solutions presents solar-powered lamps
If you thought that jars were only meant to store cookies, you may be wrong. Solar Candles and Sun Jars, introduced by Simax Materials Solutions, will accentuate any space indoors or outdoors. The mini solar panels capture the rays of the sun to generate electricity, which then charge up the batteries to light up the bulb. The first indigenously designed solar lamps in Singapore, the Sun Jars and Solar Candles are available in different shapes and colors. The new range offers mood lighting as well as adds value to any interior decor. Some lamps are also equipped with built-in motion sensors to reduce energy consumption. So, add a romantic touch to your dinner table with these candles, negating any fire hazard.
Bond with nature with glowing Firefly Lights
If the glowing fireflies have always fascinated you, go for these Firefly Magic Lights. Developed by a Texas-based designer, the solar-powered tiny Firefly Magic lights, are similar in size and color of the Photinus Firefly. Priced at $59.99, you can recreate an outdoor setting covering an area of 13 feet X 24 feet with these lights. These solar-powered lights will definitely attract adults and children at night with its faint glow.
Solar-powered Orchids ambient lights add style and eco-sense
At first glance, everyone would believe it to be the real orchids. They will decorate any corner throughout the day and provide ambient light at night. Inspired by the nature, industrial product designer Vivien Muller has conceptualized a lamp in the shape of orchids. The lamp has photovoltaic cells embedded in its leaves, which harness the energy of the sun and store it in the batteries, which in turn powers up the lighting devices placed in the flowers. You can also control the intensity of the light by rotating the petals of the flowers.
Galaxy of Stars in your living room
Remember those carefree days when you would endlessly watch the stars in the sky lying on the grass? Now, you can go back to those days even in a hectic city life where a piece of sky comes at a premium and even contribute towards green environment. Kyouei Design of Japan has introduced solar powered LED mobile lights that can imitate the glowing galaxy at night. The Galaxy Lights will start illuminating on its own after the dark and its back-up batteries ensures that its gleams remain as brilliant even after a cloudy day. Aimed at high-end users, each set of three LED lights, suspended from the ceiling by a strong nylon fishing line, costs $213.
Solar-Powered Indoor/Garden Lights
Resembling mushrooms, these energy-efficient lights are exclusive, bright, stable and portable. Equipped to provide up to 8 hours of uninterrupted light unlike any other solar lights, this Urban Solar Mushroom has a single 1 watt LED that produces a brilliant, bright light. The unique base design allows storing water or sand inside to make it more stable but mobile at the same time. With no hanging wires, these are ideal for roof gardens. The Light Head measures 22cm in diameter while its total height is 44.5cm.
Solar Power Option for Outdoor Lights
These outdoor lights will up the style quotient of your party and transport your guests to a fairyland. These versatile lamps a wide range of options from hanging to wall or spot lights. Or if you fancy path lights, these solar-powered pieces will meet your desire. With a growing demand for sustainable and cheaper energy options, these lights have been fabricated to be charged just by the sun or UV rays. For a person who usually caters hosts a summertime barbeque that goes well into the night, the best outdoor lighting option can range anywhere from wall or hanging ceiling lanterns, spot lights, or even solar powered path lights. The solar powered option is especially growing in popularity for outdoor lights since all it takes to charge up these lights is literally just the sun, or UV rays. Another added benefit is that it cuts down on electricity costs.
Solar Powered LED Light To Light Up Your Space
If your style is understated, go for these serious-looking Solight lighting, designed by Taehwan Ji, Park Jinyoung and Jeon Suhyeon. The solar powered light works best when attached to a completely transparent window that receives direct sunlight. Set with solar panels to generate maximum energy as well as to work as gluing pads to attach Solight on to the window panels. Solight utilizes LED lights for emitting clear white light. Its compact design allows it to be folded upwards or removed when not in use. It can also be attached to a wall that receives plenty of direct sunlight.
Solar-powered Space Mutants
The flexible Space Mutants are solar-powered LED lights that can be placed anywhere inside or outside the house. These decorative lights designed by Josue Gamonal of Madrid, Spain. Using LED lights, the space mutants give out a white shiny light and create an aura in the garden at night with its shiny ring of white light and the black ball inside. The adjustable body of the space mutants can turn in 360 degrees at any position. The space mutants are available in two colors in Red and Green.
Sanyo’s solar-powered Sunplant
The energy saving and innovatively designed Sunplant, designed by Toshiyuki Kita, received a great appreciation in Milan, earlier this year. Again his environment-friendly design hogged the limelight across Japan with the 12-feet-high photovoltaic plant displayed at the ‘Lighting Objet 2008’ in Tokyo. Powered by 48 Sanyo eneloop batteries, Sunplant's design exploits eight leaves, using Sanyo-branded HIT solar cell technology, to harness the solar energy. The energy saving installation is be strong enough to power two LCD screens and a bunch of LED lights fixed on it.
Affordable Nova S200 Solar Lamps
This is a solar lamp with a heart. Aimed at a majority of people all over the world residing in remote areas where they have no access to electricity, Nova Mobile S200 multipurpose portable solar lamp provides direct and indirect, affordable light. D.light Design, a fast-growing international consumer products company, introduces the light with a goal to cover 100 million of them by 2020.