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I have looked at these Sun Jars for a while, and bought a couple two weeks ago. I was not disappointed!
They're great weighty frosted glass jars with a sun panel in the lid, which you can open up and charge on any sunlit place.
When it gets dark enough, they automatically come on to provide light literally anywhere you put them.
It's not enough to read by, but they do add an extra ambiance to any area.
I bought two, the orange as pictured, and the pink/purple (sunset), and they both create a pretty glow.
The only things I have found which I didn't like as much was that the clasp was a bit flimsy and broke (but was easily fixed) and that the purple one blinks on and off when it's running out of power.
These are the only things I found to be an issue, but it isn't enough of an issue to not get one.
You're looking at around four hours of extra light on a good charge in direct sun light, which I don't think is too bad considering the panel is only small (which is also why it's a good idea to open the lid to charge rather than letting it do it through the frosted lid).
If the time comes where the solar battery no longer works, you can replace it with a AAA battery.
My brother is going abroad travelling for a year with his girlfriend, so they've been giving a lot of their stuff to friends and family for storage while they are away . One of the items I ended up with was this nifty Suck Uk Sun Jar lamp.
It's a pretty nifty little device - it uses solar power, charging up during the day, and then turning on at night to emit a soft, relaxing glow .
It's lovely looking, an old fashioned frosted glass jar, with the solar panel conealed beneath the lid. To charge during the day, you open the lid to allow the panel to get maximum sunlight (it will charge a little with the lid closed, but not much). The best place to have it during charging would be on a windowsill or in a sunny patch of the room .
The jar automatically begins to glow when it gets dark, with a warm yellow light (I believe there may be other colours available) . It isn't bright enough to read by, but is about the same strength as a candle, and the jar is easily portable, meaning it can be moved anywhere where you fancy a little mood lighting - I like to pop mine at the end of the bath when I'm having a long soak,or on the dining table at dinner time . I've also placed it outside when entertaining.
It's much safer than a candle, with no exposed flame, and would be ideal for those people that prefer not to use candles because of the fire risks. The jar itself does not get particularly hot when in use (although if charging on a particularly sunny day the glass can get a little warm). I find that the jar will generally stay on for around four hours although this does vary depending on how sunny the day was, and where the jar was placed to charge.
I'm not sure how much my brother paid for his sun jar, but they are currently around 11.50 on amazon, which I think is excellent value for money for a stylish piece of mood lighting that is eco friendly, safe, and inexpensive compared to candles that constantly need replacing . A perfect item to create a romantic and relaxed atmosphere - recommended !