Solar Lights Go Undercover With Petal Design

For people who are lucky enough to enjoy warm evenings on their patio, in their garden, or on the front lawn, Canadian product design studio Mohzy introduces their own way to create a bit of ambiance with solar lighting. Or for those of us who aren’t so lucky, perhaps a way to light the walkway to the house so you can steer clear of those icy patches.

We know that using sunlight to provide outdoor lighting later in the day is no longer a revolutionary idea, but who doesn’t love options? Whatever your taste, we’re confident there is an outdoor solar light for you – from LED fireflies in a jar, light-up vintage Ball jars,  or even a solar-powered garden dwarf.

And now for those who want a little mod meets nature meets green tech, these Mohzy petal solar lights, which we learned about on DesignBuzz, are calling your name. As long as they’re not in a shady spot, they’ll thrive whether planted among Azaleas or on your patio table in a pot of soil (just because you can).

Mohzy Petal Solar Lights

image via Mohzy

With no on-off switch, they’re as self-sufficient as it gets, charging via the solar panel during the day, and automatically turning the light on at dusk and off at dawn. You can choose the regular petal size at just over 8 inches or go for the mini at half the size, because let’s face it – everything is cuter in mini.

Beyond solar power’s many energy-saving benefits, and game-changing ability to provide reliable light in rural communities around the world, we’re appreciating this softer side of solar. And the idea that we’ll never have to deal with running an extension cord to power that string of Christmas lights on the back deck ever again.

Angeli Duffin is a Midwest transplant currently living in San Francisco, CA. Kicking off her career doing product design and development with Fair Trade artisans around the world, she then moved on to the editorial side, writing for eBay’s Green Team blog and working as a marketing consultant for social and environmentally minded companies