Suntoy was approached by Consol to design a solar light in a one-litre classic glass preserve jar. Design considerations included durable electronics, re-chargeable batteries, LED lights and a solar panel. Suntoy designed a unique on-off switch that has no moving parts and is watertight. The Consol Solar Jar™ is primarily a reading light and portable lantern. It is ideal for communities living without electricity off-grid. It also inspires creative table décor as a Theatre in a Jar. On a clear sunny day, a full charging offers six hours of light. On an overcast day, a full charging offers approximately one to three hours of light. An idea that sparked illuminated activations, truly is bottled sunshine. The principle is simple and seductively clever: it stores energy during the day and releases light at night. It’s a fun, eco-friendly and sustainable alternative light supply that makes it easy to go green.
Special Recognition: Institute of Packaging, SA Gold Pack Awards, 2011
Finalist: Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA), Design Indaba, 2012
Runner Up: Eskom Energy Efficiency Lighting Design Competition, 2012
Winner: Best South African Household Product, Fair Lady magazine, 2012
Winner: Best Small Electrical Appliance, Fair Lady magazine, 2012
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Create your own Theatre in a Jar.
Read stories on our SunBlog of how people are using Consol Solar Jars.
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Sandblast corporate logos onto the glass jar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for price list.
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