Posts Tagged ‘sun


Following on the story about the Solar-Powered Sun Bricks, here comes another interesting and quite similar product… the Solar-Powered Motion-Sensing Light. The motion-sensing 15-watt halogen light is triggered when someone enters its 23-foot sensor range, so it can light the way without staying on all night (the light stays on for 10 seconds to 1 minute, you configure the length). The Solar-Powered Floodlight is powered by a 6V 4Ah lead-acid rechargeable battery, so you won’t need to replace batteries constantly (it has 3 years life), and because of the battery it will even work during power outages and no sun available at all. Aside from the battery, there is a 5″ x 5″ solar panel that recharges the battery during the day.

Installs in Minutes
There’s no electricity needed to power the Solar-Powered Floodlight. With no wires to run, you can install this solar light in minutes. A 14-foot cable between the solar panel and the light lets you place the light where you need it while allowing the solar panel to be installed facing the sun. This solar light will even work in cloudy weather, up to two weeks without any sunlight (if the battery is charged)!

Light Turns on at Dusk Automatically
A built-in photocell lets the Solar-Powered Floodlight know when it’s dark, so it won’t waste battery and bulb life by burning during daylight hours. You can adjust the light sensitivity if you desire. Additional features include adjustable motion sensitivity and adjustable length of light time.

The price of the Solar Powered Floodlight is $69.99.

For more information regarding the Solar Powered Floodlight…


The Solar-Powered Sun Bricks use solar panels to charge during the day, when the night comes they turn on automatically a LED array to make the place they are put an easier to follow path even in complete darkness.

The best of all is that there are no external power requirements or wires whatsoever, you can’t find a simpler or more inexpensive way to illuminate dark walkways around your home or in your garden. Just replace a few of the standard bricks or pavers with those completely self-contained Sun Bricks.


Flush-to-the-ground, integral solar panels generate up to 8 hours of light each night. So guests can follow a cheerfully illuminated path to your door. Amber LEDs provide a warm, welcoming glow, consume little power, and can’t burn out.

Sun Bricks come on automatically when darkness falls, and incur no operating costs. Just recess them in your walkway, and forget them!

The price for a pair of Sun Bricks is $59.95.

If you are interested in the Solar-Powered Sun Bricks…


And being on the UV monitor topic (it is summer outside if you haven’t noticed already), I can’t go on only with the girls-only UV monitoring Bikini… there has to be something suitable for boys, like a cool UV monitoring gadget… and here comes the Oregon Scientific Personal UV Monitor with Exposure Timer.

This cool device monitors the current UV index and temperature, and calculates your recommended exposure time based on UV, SPF and your personal skin type. So you won’t be getting any sunburns on the beach this summer and you don’t need to wear bikini in order to do that… 😛

Product Features
– Monitors current UV levels
– Exposure timer uses UV, SPF and skin type to calculate recommended exposure time
– Exposure time automatically updates with changes in UV intensity
– Monitors current temperature
– Countdown timer
– Digital clock
– Wrist strap for easy use
– Countdown timer
– Includes 1 CR2032 coin battery
– Dimensions: 3.125 x 1.75 x .75 in

The price of the OS Personal UV Monitor is $29.95.

If you can wait to get your hands on one of those UV monitors…