Things you will need:
- Solar Path Light
- Plastic Cup or Bowl (colored)
I basically screwed the top part off- (the solar cap) and put the rest of the parts into my stash of junk that I may need later. Maybe.
The battery (barely) shown below is charged up daytime by our wonderful sun and then at dusk, turns that tiny, little bulb on. It is really tiny but holy cow it's bright! This one is LED and it was almost daylight, florescent bright. The charge lasts about 8 hours.
I searched my entire house for ideas on how to diffuse the bright white light. I wanted something a little more calming and soothing. I didn't want to use a mason jar or anything glass since It will be in the kids room and on their windowsill during the day. I was afraid of them breaking it - that can get a little messy...Also, that would involve frosting or painting the jar etc. I'm lazy. I always look for the easiest, fastest way around things. The glass jar idea would be great for older kids or teens however. I would definitely do them for a patio or garden. So anyway, I tried all shapes and sizes of plastic bowls, cups, paper cups, you name it. I settled on the yellow/pink toddler cups below. They were the perfect width and height for this particular sized solar cap.
Place the solar cap over the cup and that's it! the cap is a bit heavy so it sits well on the cup--You can always glue in place if you wish. I didn't glue it because the kids still use this cup and hey, you never know, sometimes I run out of clean cups in this house! hah...
Make sure this panel area is always exposed to the sun daytime to recharge.
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