ISSUE 28  |  The Smart Home

Solar Landscape Lighting from Ikea

July 09, 2012 3:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Light up the night with energy you collected passively, during the day, from the sun:

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Above: A string of five solar-powered Solvinden lights with globe-shaped shades is $14.99 from Ikea.

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Above: Don’t you love the 21st century? There’s no cost for electricity with a solar panel that converts sunlight to energy.

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Above: A chain of 12 flower-shaped, solar-powered Solvinden lights is $12.99 from Ikea.

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Above: It takes from nine to 12 hours of sunlight to recharge the lights. When fully charged, the battery has power for about 12 hours.