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Gadget: Sun Jar (Moon) - £8.92 Delivered @ Firebox

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8y, 5m agoFound 8 years, 5 months ago
To get this price, buy before midnight and use a £5 voucher (which can take 1 hour to arrive!)

10% Quidco on this which i works out to be 51p.

Next cheapest seems to be around £17-£18!

It looks like a traditional kitchen storage jar but this ingenious container collects and stores sunshine so you can use it at night. Containing a solar cell, battery and LED light, the Sun Jar will add ambience to any scenario.

Credit to origional thread...

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banned#2
Hot from me, these were a lot more expensive a while back#
Nice one Gary_rip
[admin]#3
Nice one Gary :) + heat & rep
#4
Thanks guys... I have ordered one of these for a pressent!
banned#5
Shame the Sun versions not available for this price too or i might order 1 of each
banned#6
Thanks, wanted one for ages. Now I can justify wasting less money:thumbsup:
banned#7
ODB_69
Shame the Sun versions not available for this price too or i might order 1 of each


I wanted the sun as well:oops:
banned#8
Prissymiss;2350867
Thanks, wanted one for ages. Now I can justify wasting less money:thumbsup:

Loool as usual Prissymiss!
U ok? x
#9
Prissymiss;2350869
I wanted the sun as well:oops:

Ditto... but as this price ive decided this will do.
banned#10
Yes thanks.

We we all be going about noticing these in windows and say "I bet they go on HUKD".:-D
banned 1 Like #11
gary_rip
Ditto... but as this price ive decided this will do.


I can wait..............................:whistling:
1 Like #13
For what it's worth. It's very easy to whack in an orange LED into these devices to make it into a sun-jar. You wouldn't even need to solder it if you have some duct tape kicking around.

Deal extreme do 20 x orange LEDs here:

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11101

For about £1.25 delivered (i.e. 6p each). This would be much cheaper than buying the sun jar.

Always trying to save the pennies me....

[oh and voted verrrry hot on this deal. I've been after one for ages!]
#14
These arrive broken. I've had 4 delivered so far and have given up on returning them.

The plastic part that hold the battery in is poorly made and is always in pieces. Also one jar had a bump at the bottom, so it would wobble about.

Best thing is to buy a jar and buy a garden light (This will cost about £2 in total from Tesco) Take the bulb, charger and battery out of the garden light, and fix it to the lid of the Jar. Use tracing paper/grease proof paper around the inside of the jar so the light diffuses correctly. This method you can chose what colour light you want also! Blue, Green, White, Orange, Purple etc
#15
ThePennyPincher;2351566
Best thing is to buy a jar and buy a garden light (This will cost about £2 in total from Tesco) Take the bulb, charger and battery out of the garden light, and fix it to the lid of the Jar. Use tracing paper/grease proof paper around the inside of the jar so the light diffuses correctly. This method you can chose what colour light you want also! Blue, Green, White, Orange, Purple etc

£2 for a jar and light?
#16
gary_rip
£2 for a jar and light?


Yeh, the lights were 99p when I bought one.

The jars depend on size, but anything from £1-£2 for a jam jar
#17
ThePennyPincher;2351658
Yeh, the lights were 99p when I bought one.

The jars depend on size, but anything from £1-£2 for a jam jar


Cool, didnt realise the lights had got soo cheap! Will take a look.
#18
gary_rip
Cool, didnt realise the lights had got soo cheap! Will take a look.



Markets and other places have them also.
#19
Tesco seem to be £3.00 each at the mo :-(

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.202-9241.aspx

Markets... do they still do those lol!

Seems a lot of hastle when can get on delivered for £8.41 but only if the one delivered aint broke... going by your experience it doesnt sound good!
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gary_rip
Tesco seem to be £3.00 each at the mo :-(

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.202-9241.aspx

Markets... do they still do those lol!

Seems a lot of hastle when can get on delivered for £8.41 but only if the one delivered aint broke... going by your experience it doesnt sound good!


Yeh it's a seasonal thing I guess. These were in a price war end of last summer, so the prices went as low as 80p or so! Try the pound shop maybe?

I paid around £17 for my Sun Jar, and if it actually worked I could kind of justify it. But they are poorly made, soldering isn't great either. They look designer, but it's just another cheaply made item from china :x

The mark up is astronomical really

How to make one for anyone who is interested...
http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-Sun-Jar/

It doesn't take long, as everything is made already. You're literally only putting the insides of the garden light, inside a jar.
#21
ThePennyPincher;2351729
Yeh it's a seasonal thing I guess. These were in a price war end of last summer, so the prices went as low as 80p or so! Try the pound shop maybe?

I paid around £17 for my Sun Jar, and if it actually worked I could kind of justify it. But they are poorly made, soldering isn't great either. They look designer, but it's just another cheaply made item from china :x

The mark up is astronomical really

How to make one for anyone who is interested...
http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-Sun-Jar/

It doesn't take long, as everything is made already. You're literally only putting the insides of the garden light, inside a jar.

Great link! Thanks +rep
banned#22
I think making your own would be more satisfying i have seen a few tutorials online its very easy to make them i might make a few over summer if i get bored
1 Like #23
ThePennyPincher
These arrive broken. I've had 4 delivered so far and have given up on returning them.

The plastic part that hold the battery in is poorly made and is always in pieces. Also one jar had a bump at the bottom, so it would wobble about.

Best thing is to buy a jar and buy a garden light (This will cost about £2 in total from Tesco) Take the bulb, charger and battery out of the garden light, and fix it to the lid of the Jar. Use tracing paper/grease proof paper around the inside of the jar so the light diffuses correctly. This method you can chose what colour light you want also! Blue, Green, White, Orange, Purple etc


Pennypincher

A man after my own heart! There's a brilliant instructable for making one of these here:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-Sun-Jar/

I've made my own, and it's extremely straight forward. Rather than using paper on the inside of the jar, you can buy some 'glass frosting' spray from B&Q for a fiver, which will coat about 50 jars!

Dealextreme also do a decent range of cheap solar panels, which will harvest more light than the nasty solar panels on the cheap garden lights. If you can solder and can seal them properly they'll be much better. In fact, making your own charging circuit for NiMh or Lithium batteries will work out to be much better and they'll last longer than the ubiquitous cheapo nicad batteries they normally come supplied with.

You could start a business making these, you know and selling them at car boot sales!
#24
thekanester;2351893
Pennypincher

A man after my own heart! There's a brilliant instructable for making one of these here:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-Sun-Jar/!

http://exe.leet.googlepages.com/frorly.jpg/frorly-full.jpg
ThePennyPincher;2351729
How to make one for anyone who is interested...
http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-Sun-Jar/
#25
So why change the insides of the jar completely????

So your left with the jar to use???

Come on guys these are still not worth the money, Its just a novelty that will die off an you'll end up binning. If you can get the insides out of a £5 garden light, the jar you can get possibly for free. Why not make your own from scratch??
#26
J4GG4;2352074
So why change the insides of the jar completely????

So your left with the jar to use???

I think you misunderstood whats being said.
#27
heat added
#28
Cool.. I've never seen these before for some reason. Ima get me one now.:thumbsup:
#29
D'oh...damn these wretched eyes for not reading the original post properly...

Next time, I'll just copy and paste his entire post and claim credit for it myself!
#30
thekanester;2352103
D'oh...damn these wretched eyes for not reading the original post properly...

Next time, I'll just copy and paste his entire post and claim credit for it myself!

lol!!! :thumbsup:
#31


^ thanks - just ordered one :thumbsup:

# rep added
#32
thekanester
Pennypincher

A man after my own heart! There's a brilliant instructable for making one of these here:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-Sun-Jar/

I've made my own, and it's extremely straight forward. Rather than using paper on the inside of the jar, you can buy some 'glass frosting' spray from B&Q for a fiver, which will coat about 50 jars!

Dealextreme also do a decent range of cheap solar panels, which will harvest more light than the nasty solar panels on the cheap garden lights. If you can solder and can seal them properly they'll be much better. In fact, making your own charging circuit for NiMh or Lithium batteries will work out to be much better and they'll last longer than the ubiquitous cheapo nicad batteries they normally come supplied with.

You could start a business making these, you know and selling them at car boot sales!


I work in electronics, so solder near enough every day at some point.

The glass frsoting is a good idea, paper looks a bit naff during the day unless you can make a really good job of it.

It's a shame I spent money on the original jar, otherwise I would of made my own. I do like the shape of the jar of the Sun Jar, and I can't seem to find something that's similar in Tesco/IKEA etc.

I might get round to gutting the Sun Jar and redoing it myself. At the moment I have the battery terminals taped to the battery as the holder is knackered, but the light lasts about 2 seconds at night so it really does need fixing!!

That will teach me to spend large amounts of money on tat from these gadget sites! I kind of knew it was a waste of money when I first bought it... oh well.

I've also made one at work with someone else for there family though. It was a lot brighter than the official one, but I had to use some resistors as the LEDs kept burning out!! I have a picture at home, I'll upload it later if I remember
#33
just ordered one for a gift - i think that it's a lovely item, and a great price too! thanks so much! not added heat before, but i'm sure it must be easy enough. soon as i find out where and how it's done, you can consider heat added (always wanted to say 'Heat Added' after months of lurking, and now, finally that time has come!).
#34
jamesprocha;2352623
just ordered one for a gift - i think that it's a lovely item, and a great price too! thanks so much! not added heat before, but i'm sure it must be easy enough. soon as i find out where and how it's done, you can consider heat added (always wanted to say 'Heat Added' after months of lurking, and now, finally that time has come!).

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PS: Glad we finally got a post out of you!!
#35
Mine has just been dispatched... might even come tomorrow as its being delivered by royal mail!
#36
ThePennyPincher
I work in electronics, so solder near enough every day at some point.

The glass frsoting is a good idea, paper looks a bit naff during the day unless you can make a really good job of it.

It's a shame I spent money on the original jar, otherwise I would of made my own. I do like the shape of the jar of the Sun Jar, and I can't seem to find something that's similar in Tesco/IKEA etc.

I might get round to gutting the Sun Jar and redoing it myself. At the moment I have the battery terminals taped to the battery as the holder is knackered, but the light lasts about 2 seconds at night so it really does need fixing!!

That will teach me to spend large amounts of money on tat from these gadget sites! I kind of knew it was a waste of money when I first bought it... oh well.

I've also made one at work with someone else for there family though. It was a lot brighter than the official one, but I had to use some resistors as the LEDs kept burning out!! I have a picture at home, I'll upload it later if I remember



That sounds great. My electronics skills are altogether more lame. I have a soldering iron and all the stuff, but I'd be better with duct tape - it would look neater than my solders! [not to mention saving me burning holes in things with the iron]

I got my jar from that shop that used to be associated with Internationale....they had a 4 week closing down sale last month and I can't remember the name of it, d'oh. It was very similar in shape to the sun jar, but had a semi-opaque plastic lid, which meant I had to mount the solar panel on the outside, which doesn't look very good.

I'd like to add a USB socket to it to give it some extra charge, some extra batteries to improve the capacity, and get a decent Cree or SSC LED inside it, even a nice Nichia like one donated from here:

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12270

would make a huge difference.

My biggest problem is that I have no electrical engineering skills, so I have to basically find donor applicances and get the guts from them to put inside. So until I can find something suitable, I'm stuck!

Any hints?
#37
Damn, i just ordered one then read the rest of this thread.

But as i dont have much experience in soldering etc i think making one myself would have been hassle and beyond my basic understanding anyway.

If mine breaks i'll look into upgrading some parts though :)

£9 delivered, not terrible, the original £20 + P&P is a lot to ask though. Hope mine doesnt arrive broken
#38
Ordered - voted hot!
#39
cool thanks gary_rip
#40
thekanester
For what it's worth. It's very easy to whack in an orange LED into these devices to make it into a sun-jar. You wouldn't even need to solder it if you have some duct tape kicking around.

Deal extreme do 20 x orange LEDs here:

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11101

For about £1.25 delivered (i.e. 6p each). This would be much cheaper than buying the sun jar.

Always trying to save the pennies me....

[oh and voted verrrry hot on this deal. I've been after one for ages!]



Good point..!

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