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ok... next thing... i have been playing with little solar stake lights for your driveway... you can get them for a couple dollars a piece. they make neat little night lights for small spaces that use no power after the initial purchase... i have no idea how long those little batteries last inside them though. it's enough light to see to sit on a toilet... and anything is a help... more than one can produce more free light. they have sensors that make them come on at night only. you can take these apart and connect old pc fans to them for night time running fans unless you disable the sensor i guess... not sure how to do that and they make tiny solar fans that just run when the sun hits them but they more expensive.... but the little battery in it.... it's being charged daily. can this battery be used in other things? that might prove handy if you have some around and have run out of regular batteries but i need to learn more about them, they are essentially little chargers!
Solar garden light
No electricity bill
Easy to assemble
Large solar panel charges the lights
Great for lighting up pathways, gardens or flower beds
Suitable for use outdoors
Dimensions: (Diameter) 13cm x (H) 38.5cm
1 x Solar lamp
3 x Rechargeable batteries
SOLAR LED Garden Light Specifications
Solar Panel (4V/240mA)
8 x White LED Globes
3 x 1.2V AA 1500mAh rechargeable Ni-CD/Ni-MH batteries (batteries included)
Automatically turns off in the Day and on at Night
Totally Waterproof Design
Fully Adjustable tilt Head & Solar Panel
2 Mode Installation - Garden/Wall
Item size: 16.5x13.8x58.8CM
Stake this chain of three uplights into the ground, let them soak up the solar energy during the day, and light up your nights! Chain of three solar powered uplights, $9.99 in Black. Article Number: 701.774.39
26" Tall Copper Plated Select-A-Color Solar Bubble Tube Garden Stake. Select and fix the LED as your favorite color: red, blue, white, green, or rotating colors, or set the light to change automatically to a different color every day. The LED light makes the bubble tube glow from top to bottom! Auto-On at night/off at dawn.
Memorial light with an illuminated acrylic block and a three-dimensional lasered image of praying hands with a cross. Can be used as a stake-mounted memorial light or as a prayer light placed in a quiet corner.
•3 white LEDs
•max. burn time approx. 12 hours when fully charged
•AA NiMh accu (1.2V)
•height without stake: 100mm
•height with stake: 260mm
Originally posted by JustSlowlyBackAway
reply to post by OmegaLogos
It's a good idea. We have some, but our experience with them in the garden has been that the batteries really don't last for much more than one season if you leave them outside. Perhaps with more care, they might last longer.
Anything that is solar powered obviously has advantages over battery powered or electric gizmos in a survival scenario.