Mason jar solar lanterns are a fun and eco-friendly way to have outdoor lighting! With a mason jar solar light you can harness the sun’s power and have your very own solar lantern. It is that time of year when the weather is warm and we want to spend time in the great outdoors. When the sun sets, light up your nights with these eco-friendly solar lanterns! These are great to use around the house, on the deck, in the yard or garden, and we’ve even taken them camping.
These twist on solar caps have one extra bright LED light that gives off a nice glow. If sitting in a spot with good sunlight to charge, they can even last all night. I woke up at 6am one morning and it was still glowing! The solar lantern caps come in two sizes to fit the two standard size mason jars: wide mouth or narrow mouth.
Wondering how they work? There is a small solar panel on top that collects the sun’s energy and stores the power in a battery underneath. Every night when it gets dark, the light will automatically come on and turn off when it gets light out or is near a light source.
If the battery ever dies, you can buy a new one at any hardware store and easily replace them. These can be indoor/outdoor and are fine to be out in the rain. Mason jar solar lanterns work best when they get a good charge by direct sunlight. They will charge sitting inside but the light will not last as long at night.
You can put fun things inside your glass jar to add to the glow in the lantern such as colored crushed glass or marbles. These come with metal wire handles which makes them easy to carry or hang from a hook.
We’ve been making and selling mason jar solar lanterns in our MontanaSolarCreations Etsy shop for the last two years. We sell them in a variety of colors, quantities and parts. Here’s what you can find in our Etsy shop:
- silver solar caps
- brown solar caps
- solar caps (in silver or brown) with handles
- complete solar lantern with clear pint size mason jar
- complete solar lantern with pint size blue mason jar
In this giveaway you will have a chance to win 2 solar lantern caps with metal handles. This means you just have to supply the jar. This is a $25 value in our Etsy shop!
If you just gotta have a solar lantern now and don’t want to test your luck in the giveaway, you can hop on over to our Etsy shop and start shopping by clicking here!
This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada. The giveaway will end on June 16, 2014. Enter below for your chance to win!
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