Solar Night Lights

A solar light on a wooden floor.I bought solar lights at WalMart for $.97 each and decided to use only the top portion, or solar panel part, to make my own night lights for inside the house.


First I got some Kerr jars and added clear glass rocks to the fill part way up the jar. Then I made sure the top portion of the solar lights were energized by placing them in my window sill for a few days. Next, I found fabric that matched my house and tied around the jar top.

The energized lights were placed inside the jar on top of the rocks. The clear, smooth, rocks help illuminate the jar more than just the light. Now I have night lights for when the electricity goes out. They look pretty too.

A solar light in a mason jar, like a candle.

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June 29, 20130 found this helpful

My husband charges the solar lights during the day on the patio and brings them in every night. We use them for night lights both in the bath room and when the grand children spend the night it gives them security night light. We have been doing this for a few months now and it saves on electricity and if the lights go out during a storm we have these lights burning and don't need to look for a flashlight.


This way everyone has a personal light to keep with them to see clearly during any time they need to see in the dark. In the bathroom, I sit the lights in front of the mirror and that gives twice as much light. We even have one that changes colors and that is really neat when you have to get up in the night to go to the bathroom it's like a rainbow light show.

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June 29, 20130 found this helpful

This is a very, very good idea and so cute. Question is, do you have to take in and out of the window? Or can you just leave it in the window all the time.

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June 30, 20130 found this helpful

You can put regular batteries in your solar lights, and they will not have to charge, but will still come on at night.

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