Most outdoor lighting powered by solar is automatic–meaning that it charges up, via the sun’s rays, during the day, and automatically turn on at night. Not the Turner Light, which comes to us by way of I Green Spot; as the name suggests, this light actually has to be flipped.
The Turner–created by Ono Design for Chinese solar lighting manufacturer Bockia–makes use of LED lights powered by an integrated solar panel. Turn it upside down on your boat launch, patio or backyard path during the day to get the charging process started; at night, simply flip it over and your world is lit up by warm and cozy light, characterized by Ono as a kind of tealight that won’t blow out. In fact, the Turner is manufactured to withstand a good amount of wind during its outdoor life.
The advantages of this design include its style and elegance, the long life of its LED bulb, and the ability to easily place this light wherever illumination is needed. The disadvantage, clearly, is that you have to remember to turn it over (and physically go out there and do it). Worth it? You decide.