Arty Solar Lamp Comes in Fruit Flavors

There may only be a few weeks of summer left, but if you want to make the most of it, it’s time to throw a backyard party — lit up (and why not?) in good green style by these little solar powered lamps in a rainbow of fruit flavors.

If alien spaceships took the form of barbecues, maybe, this is what they’d look like: a colored orb perched on spindly legs, ready to light up your night. These gizmos do what most solar lamps do, which is charge up during the day, via a little solar cell, then light up at night, via energy efficient LED tech.  Unlike many of their solar cousins, however, these lamps double as art installations — or, at the very least, a conversation piece.

Solar Light Ball -- Poketo

image via Poketo

Greendiary reports that  the Solar Light Ball consists of a clear polycarbonate bubble on a steel stand, measuring 2.7 x 11.8 x 5.7″. It’s waterproof, uses one AAA battery (included), and produces eight hours of illumination on a single charge.

These lamps are available from Poketo in Clear, Orange, Red or Green for $35.00 each.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.