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Solar powered LED water bottle

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As the name suggests, this is a multi-purpose ware. it is a water bottle (you know very well the usage of this), and at the same time, it is also a LED light source that can last for hours, and to top things off, it is 100% powered by solar energy! That means you wont have to spend a penny to buy batteries or to pay for your electric bills for charging the light!

All it needs is a 12 hour charge under direct sunlight. (Seems quite a donkey’s years, but wait till you hear how long the light can last!). The light comes with two versions, you can choose either to use the red light or bright white neon light. The red light would last up to 18 hours of continuous usage, and the white light will last up to 10 hours! So it’s totally worth a 12 hours charge! Besides, it’s not like you have to pay for the charging. It’s fully sponsored by mother nature!

So there you go! this tool is no other but perfect for those who like to travel and carry out outdoor activities such as camping and hiking, and this water bottle has a capacity of a total of 30 oz water too!
Below is some additional information:

  • Handy waterproof switch on the cap that lets you change from the white LED (bright), to red (preserves your night vision), or turn it off completely
  • On a full charge (12 hours in direct sun) the white LED will last 8-10 hours and the red LED will last 16-18 hours
  • 3″ wide mouth makes it easy to fill, mix things, clean and dry, and drink without hitting your nose
  • Bottle is dishwasher safe, but cap requires light handwashing
  • Uses two rechargeable AA Ni-Cad batteries (replaceable)
  • Dimensions: 8.25″ tall and 3.75″ wide
  • Weight: 10.8 oz.

You can get this item for just $24.99 here.

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  • Jay Draiman

    MANDATORY RENEWABLE ENERGY – THE ENERGY EVOLUTION –R14
    By Jay Draiman, Energy Consultant
    In order to insure energy and economic independence as well as better economic growth without being blackmailed by foreign countries, our country, the United States of America’s Utilization of Energy Sources must change.
    "Energy drives our entire economy.” We must protect it. "Let's face it, without energy the whole economy and economic society we have set up would come to a halt. So you want to have control over such an important resource that you need for your society and your economy." The American way of life is not negotiable.
    Our continued dependence on fossil fuels could and will lead to catastrophic consequences.

    The federal, state and local government should implement a mandatory renewable energy installation program for residential and commercial property on new construction and remodeling projects with the use of energy efficient material, mechanical systems, appliances, lighting, retrofits etc. The source of energy must be by renewable energy such as Solar-Photovoltaic, Geothermal, Wind, Biofuels, Ocean-Tidal, Hydrogen-Fuel Cell etc. This includes the utilizing of water from lakes, rivers and oceans to circulate in cooling towers to produce air conditioning and the utilization of proper landscaping to reduce energy consumption. (Sales tax on renewable energy products and energy efficiency should be reduced or eliminated)

    The implementation of mandatory renewable energy could be done on a gradual scale over the next 10 years. At the end of the 10 year period all construction and energy use in the structures throughout the United States must be 100% powered by renewable energy. (This can be done by amending building code)

    In addition, the governments must impose laws, rules and regulations whereby the utility companies must comply with a fair “NET METERING” (the buying of excess generation from the consumer at market price), including the promotion of research and production of “renewable energy technology” with various long term incentives and grants. The various foundations in existence should be used to contribute to this cause.

    A mandatory time table should also be established for the automobile industry to gradually produce an automobile powered by renewable energy. The American automobile industry is surely capable of accomplishing this task. As an inducement to buy hybrid automobiles (sales tax should be reduced or eliminated on American manufactured automobiles).

    This is a way to expedite our energy independence and economic growth. (This will also create a substantial amount of new jobs). It will take maximum effort and a relentless pursuit of the private, commercial and industrial government sectors’ commitment to renewable energy – energy generation (wind, solar, hydro, biofuels, geothermal, energy storage (fuel cells, advance batteries), energy infrastructure (management, transmission) and energy efficiency (lighting, sensors, automation, conservation) (rainwater harvesting, water conservation) (energy and natural resources conservation) in order to achieve our energy independence.

    "To succeed, you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality."

    Jay Draiman, Energy Consultant
    Northridge, CA. 91325
    May 30, 2007

    P.S. I have a very deep belief in America's capabilities. Within the next 10 years we can accomplish our energy independence, if we as a nation truly set our goals to accomplish this.
    I happen to believe that we can do it. In another crisis–the one in 1942–President Franklin D. Roosevelt said this country would build 60,000 [50,000] military aircraft. By 1943, production in that program had reached 125,000 aircraft annually. They did it then. We can do it now.
    "the way we produce and use energy must fundamentally change."
    The American people resilience and determination to retain the way of life is unconquerable and we as a nation will succeed in this endeavor of Energy Independence.

    The Oil Companies should be required to invest a substantial percentage of their profit in renewable energy R&D and implementation. Those who do not will be panelized by the public at large by boy cutting their products.

    Solar energy is the source of all energy on the earth (excepting volcanic geothermal). Wind, wave and fossil fuels all get their energy from the sun. Fossil fuels are only a battery which will eventually run out. The sooner we can exploit all forms of Solar energy (cost effectively or not against dubiously cheap FFs) the better off we will all be. If the battery runs out first, the survivors will all be living like in the 18th century again.

    Every new home built should come with a solar package. A 1.5 kW per bedroom is a good rule of thumb. The formula 1.5 X's 5 hrs per day X's 30 days will produce about 225 kWh per bedroom monthly. This peak production period will offset 17 to 2

    4 cents per kWh with a potential of $160 per month or about $60,000 over the 30-year mortgage period for a three-bedroom home. It is economically feasible at the current energy price and the interest portion of the loan is deductible. Why not?

    Title 24 has been mandated forcing developers to build energy efficient homes. Their bull-headedness put them in that position and now they see that Title 24 works with little added cost. Solar should also be mandated and if the developer designs a home that solar is impossible to do then they should pay an equivalent mitigation fee allowing others to put solar on in place of their negligence. (Installation should be paid “performance based”).

    Installation of renewable energy and its performance should be paid to the installer and manufacturer based on "performance based" (that means they are held accountable for the performance of the product – that includes the automobile industry). This will gain the trust and confidence of the end-user to proceed with such a project; it will also prove to the public that it is a viable avenue of energy conservation.

    Installing a renewable energy system on your home or business increases the value of the property and provides a marketing advantage. It also decreases our trade deficit.

    Nations of the world should unite and join together in a cohesive effort to develop and implement MANDATORY RENEWABLE ENERGY for the sake of humankind and future generations.
    The head of the U.S. government's renewable energy lab said Monday (Feb. 5) that the federal government is doing "embarrassingly few things" to foster renewable energy, leaving leadership to the states at a time of opportunity to change the nation's energy future. "I see little happening at the federal level. Much more needs to happen." What's needed, he said, is a change of our national mind set. Instead of viewing the hurdles that still face renewable sources and setting national energy goals with those hurdles in mind, we should set ambitious national renewable energy goals and set about overcoming the hurdles to meet them. We have an opportunity, an opportunity we can take advantage of or an opportunity we can squander and let go,"
    solar energy – the direct conversion of sunlight with solar cells, either into electricity or hydrogen, faces cost hurdles independent of their intrinsic efficiency. Ways must be found to lower production costs and design better conversion and storage systems.
    Disenco Energy of the UK has announced it has reached important
    milestones leading to full commercialization, such as the completion of
    field trials for its home, micro combined heat and power plant (m-CHP).
    The company expects to begin a product roll out in the second quarter of
    2008.
    Operating at over 90 percent efficiency, the m-CHP will be able to
    provide 15 kilowatts of thermal energy (about 50,000 Btu’s) for heat and
    hot water and generate 3 kilowatts of electricity. The m-CHP uses a
    Stirling engine generator and would be a direct replacement for a home’s
    boiler.
    Running on piped-in natural gas the unit would create some independence
    from the power grid, but still remain connected to the gas supply
    network.
    Whereas heat is supplied only when the generator is running (or
    conversely electricity is generated only when heat is needed) a back-up
    battery system and heavily insulated hot water storage tank seem
    eventual options for more complete energy independence.
    FEDERAL BUILDINGS WITH SOLAR ENERGY – Renewable Energy
    All government buildings, Federal, State, County, City etc. should be mandated to be energy efficient and must use renewable energy on all new structures and structures that are been remodeled/upgraded.
    "The goverment should serve as an example to its citizens"

    Jay Draiman, Energy Consultant
    Northridge, CA 91325
    Email: renewableenergy2@msn.com

  • Jay Draiman

    ENERGY INDEPENDENCE – THE ENERGY EVOLUTION –R14
    By Jay Draiman, Energy Consultant
    In order to insure energy and economic independence as well as better economic growth without being blackmailed by foreign countries, our country, the United States of America’s Utilization of Energy Sources must change.
    "Energy drives our entire economy.” We must protect it. "Let's face it, without energy the whole economy and economic society we have set up would come to a halt. So you want to have control over such an important resource that you need for your society and your economy." The American way of life is not negotiable.
    Our continued dependence on fossil fuels could and will lead to catastrophic consequences.

    The federal, state and local government should implement a mandatory renewable energy installation program for residential and commercial property on new construction and remodeling projects with the use of energy efficient material, mechanical systems, appliances, lighting, retrofits etc. The source of energy must be by renewable energy such as Solar-Photovoltaic, Geothermal, Wind, Biofuels, Ocean-Tidal, Hydrogen-Fuel Cell etc. This includes the utilizing of water from lakes, rivers and oceans to circulate in cooling towers to produce air conditioning and the utilization of proper landscaping to reduce energy consumption. (Sales tax on renewable energy products and energy efficiency should be reduced or eliminated)

    The implementation of mandatory renewable energy could be done on a gradual scale over the next 10 years. At the end of the 10 year period all construction and energy use in the structures throughout the United States must be 100% powered by renewable energy. (This can be done by amending building code)

    In addition, the governments must impose laws, rules and regulations whereby the utility companies must comply with a fair “NET METERING” (the buying of excess generation from the consumer at market price), including the promotion of research and production of “renewable energy technology” with various long term incentives and grants. The various foundations in existence should be used to contribute to this cause.

    A mandatory time table should also be established for the automobile industry to gradually produce an automobile powered by renewable energy. The American automobile industry is surely capable of accomplishing this task. As an inducement to buy hybrid automobiles (sales tax should be reduced or eliminated on American manufactured automobiles).

    This is a way to expedite our energy independence and economic growth. (This will also create a substantial amount of new jobs). It will take maximum effort and a relentless pursuit of the private, commercial and industrial government sectors’ commitment to renewable energy – energy generation (wind, solar, hydro, biofuels, geothermal, energy storage (fuel cells, advance batteries), energy infrastructure (management, transmission) and energy efficiency (lighting, sensors, automation, conservation) (rainwater harvesting, water conservation) (energy and natural resources conservation) in order to achieve our energy independence.

    "To succeed, you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality."

    Jay Draiman, Energy Consultant
    Northridge, CA. 91325
    May 30, 2007

    P.S. I have a very deep belief in America's capabilities. Within the next 10 years we can accomplish our energy independence, if we as a nation truly set our goals to accomplish this.
    I happen to believe that we can do it. In another crisis–the one in 1942–President Franklin D. Roosevelt said this country would build 60,000 [50,000] military aircraft. By 1943, production in that program had reached 125,000 aircraft annually. They did it then. We can do it now.
    "the way we produce and use energy must fundamentally change."
    The American people resilience and determination to retain the way of life is unconquerable and we as a nation will succeed in this endeavor of Energy Independence.

    The Oil Companies should be required to invest a substantial percentage of their profit in renewable energy R&D and implementation. Those who do not will be panelized by the public at large by boy cutting their products.

    Solar energy is the source of all energy on the earth (excepting volcanic geothermal). Wind, wave and fossil fuels all get their energy from the sun. Fossil fuels are only a battery which will eventually run out. The sooner we can exploit all forms of Solar energy (cost effectively or not against dubiously cheap FFs) the better off we will all be. If the battery runs out first, the survivors will all be living like in the 18th century again.

    Every new home built should come with a solar package. A 1.5 kW per bedroom is a good rule of thumb. The formula 1.5 X's 5 hrs per day X's 30 days will produce about 225 kWh per bedroom monthly. This peak production period will offset 17 to 2

    4 cents per kWh with a potential of $160 per month or about $60,000 over the 30-year mortgage period for a three-bedroom home. It is economically feasible at the current energy price and the interest portion of the loan is deductible. Why not?

    Title 24 has been mandated forcing developers to build energy efficient homes. Their bull-headedness put them in that position and now they see that Title 24 works with little added cost. Solar should also be mandated and if the developer designs a home that solar is impossible to do then they should pay an equivalent mitigation fee allowing others to put solar on in place of their negligence. (Installation should be paid “performance based”).

    Installation of renewable energy and its performance should be paid to the installer and manufacturer based on "performance based" (that means they are held accountable for the performance of the product – that includes the automobile industry). This will gain the trust and confidence of the end-user to proceed with such a project; it will also prove to the public that it is a viable avenue of energy conservation.

    Installing a renewable energy system on your home or business increases the value of the property and provides a marketing advantage. It also decreases our trade deficit.

    Nations of the world should unite and join together in a cohesive effort to develop and implement MANDATORY RENEWABLE ENERGY for the sake of humankind and future generations.
    The head of the U.S. government's renewable energy lab said Monday (Feb. 5) that the federal government is doing "embarrassingly few things" to foster renewable energy, leaving leadership to the states at a time of opportunity to change the nation's energy future. "I see little happening at the federal level. Much more needs to happen." What's needed, he said, is a change of our national mind set. Instead of viewing the hurdles that still face renewable sources and setting national energy goals with those hurdles in mind, we should set ambitious national renewable energy goals and set about overcoming the hurdles to meet them. We have an opportunity, an opportunity we can take advantage of or an opportunity we can squander and let go,"
    solar energy – the direct conversion of sunlight with solar cells, either into electricity or hydrogen, faces cost hurdles independent of their intrinsic efficiency. Ways must be found to lower production costs and design better conversion and storage systems.
    Disenco Energy of the UK has announced it has reached important
    milestones leading to full commercialization, such as the completion of
    field trials for its home, micro combined heat and power plant (m-CHP).
    The company expects to begin a product roll out in the second quarter of
    2008.
    Operating at over 90 percent efficiency, the m-CHP will be able to
    provide 15 kilowatts of thermal energy (about 50,000 Btu’s) for heat and
    hot water and generate 3 kilowatts of electricity. The m-CHP uses a
    Stirling engine generator and would be a direct replacement for a home’s
    boiler.
    Running on piped-in natural gas the unit would create some independence
    from the power grid, but still remain connected to the gas supply
    network.
    Whereas heat is supplied only when the generator is running (or
    conversely electricity is generated only when heat is needed) a back-up
    battery system and heavily insulated hot water storage tank seem
    eventual options for more complete energy independence.
    FEDERAL BUILDINGS WITH SOLAR ENERGY – Renewable Energy
    All government buildings, Federal, State, County, City etc. should be mandated to be energy efficient and must use renewable energy on all new structures and structures that are been remodeled/upgraded.
    "The goverment should serve as an example to its citizens"

    Jay Draiman, Energy Consultant
    Northridge, CA 91325
    Email: renewableenergy2@msn.com

  • Jay Draiman, Energy Analyst

    “Can the energy crises be overcome?” – I say yes!

    I think that the public, the government and corporate America should treat these energy crises as a danger to our way of life.

    During World War II, the America we know unified in a common cause. Everyone rolled their sleeves to chip in and Americans produced an enormous amount of hardware for the war effort. “I see a solution within 36 months”.

    If we as a nation can really appreciate and understand the severity and enormity of the energy crises, the catastrophic impact on our economic stability and civilization,
    we must unite and do whatever is necessary to produce other forms of energy and overcome this energy and economic crises “by putting all politics and egos aside and look for the good of our nation”.

    Jay Draiman, Northridge, CA

  • Nail

    I love solar powered devices, trying to be social responsible. )

  • Christina Odell

    I'd love to get my team to use more solar power – thanks for this product tip! Can you get these in the UK yet?

  • Buying solar energy

    We are started to make the switch to solar power and thanks to your help weve done it smoothly.

  • plastic tanks

    like this more solar powered devices should be invented which is beneficial for the country….

  • led sign

    Amazing! Another invention of a great product that saves money and with dual purpose. We dont need to spend any more money charging this handy bottle with led. We can bring this anywhere we go especially if we travel. I might get this one! :)

  • DIY Solar Power

    Awesome, we need more of this kind of thing, its has the petentioal to make solar power a "cool" energy source with the youth, will be getting one myself :)

  • turbochargers

    It's cool !!

  • Heating Elements

    This is great. And LED doesn't consume that much power. Apt for travelling puposes.

  • make a solar panel

    Hopefully we`ll see even more similar solar products like this one.

  • Ray Wilson

    Really like the idea. Would be greatly beneficial for camping or any outdoor activity away from home. Creative ideas like these would serve people more good than wasting energy like we do today.

    Though, would like to know why the red light last up to 16-18 hours while the bright light only 12 hours. Also the charging up isn't that great of a problem, when you are the only one out in the wild. You have all the time to charge the batteries.

  • Ray

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