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Extremely effective at obliterating nuisance pests in the summer, this solar insect killer doubles-up as Solar lighting.

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# Monocrystal Solar Panel with automatic on/off
# Manual switch to choose from two functions: solar lighting or Insect zapping
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[mod]#1
Nice one Mike, never seen these before! Will be going for this myself :thumbsup:

http://www.woolworths.co.uk/product_images/13/00/27/13002736.jpg
#2
Any ideas whether this actually works?
#3
Just wondering how they generate enough zapping power if there's a swarm! ;-)
[mod]#4
As long as it gets enough sunlight to charge during the day, it has to. The insects are drawn to the UV lamp and the charge given to them when they hit the wires kills them.
#5
Perhaps those who go for this can start a 'league table' in misc :giggle:
#6
I'm not convinced there's a U/V lamp due to the current it would take - most of these are just ultrabright white and purple LED's - don't think a cheap U/V LED exists.
My feeling is that the beasties are just attracted to the light.
Great if it works, but if you strip them down, these are a very cheap source of solar cells, white LED's, and NiCads - especially so if you buy the simple solar-powered path markers! ;-)

Edit: Forgot about the UV LED's you get in the kid's 'Secret Writing' pens and the UV KeyRings for checking banknotes, etc! MikieX's post jogged the grey stuff! So - we could have some UV action here....but not hugely bright? Most of the searches I did yesterday hinted at white/purple LED's.
#7
just to Add... Insects are part of you garden Eco system and flowerrs depend upon them. I will request you to care for eco system of your garden..No insects means no flower. as they transfer polan from one to other
#8
bibu
just to Add... Insects are part of you garden Eco system and flowerrs depend upon them. I will request you to care for eco system of your garden..No insects means no flower. as they transfer polan from one to other


Very true ... think this one is mainly to keep the unwanted ones away

Welcome to HUKD bibu :)
[mod]#9
bibu
just to Add... Insects are part of you garden Eco system and flowerrs depend upon them. I will request you to care for eco system of your garden..No insects means no flower. as they transfer polan from one to other

Not seen too many bee's visiting closed up flower heads at night though so I recon we and the planet are are safe for now :thumbsup:
#10
These look great but I can't really see them working effectively.
Most Solar Powered Lights are naff and don't give off enough light.
#11
dinosteveus
These look great but I can't really see them working effectively.
Most Solar Powered Lights are naff and don't give off enough light.

They get away with it by calling them 'Markers'! :thumbsup:
1 Like #12
Unbelievable. A piece of kit that is designed to attract and kill insects in their own habitat??

Can't people be happy with Citronella candles or something?
#13
Why would anyone want to kill insects flying around in the dark of night that are no bother to them at all.
#14
I'm with bibu and Jolsa on this one. We need insects in our gardens as well as in the countryside. You may not see bees at night, but you should see moths - if you don't, you might ask yourself why not. Okay, so solar powered zappers may not be the main cause of insect declines, but they certainly won't help. If you're the sort of person who likes the idea of attracting insects to your patio so they can be killed, just stay indoors. And while I'm on a rant, that goes for all users of patio heaters too!
Phew! That's better.
#15
Last three posters,
Come on, do you really think this piece of junk will work? :giggle: You get what you pay for. :roll:
I think your little bugs are safe if you have this.
#16
If you are bothered by insects at night I can only see this as attracting insects to your house by sticking these lights around it not improving anything - let them congregate around street lights where they normally are.
#17
dinosteveus - you may be right, but two Super Moderators have chipped in to support this piece of junk ...
#18
firespire
If you are bothered by insects at night I can only see this as attracting insects to your house by sticking these lights around it not improving anything - let them congregate around street lights where they normally are.

Are you talking about flying insects or Children :giggle: :giggle:
#19
Decentbloke
dinosteveus - you may be right, but two Super Moderators have chipped in to support this piece of junk ...

Moderators are just 'Normal' posters (I think :whistling: hehehehehe) who Moderate the Forums. Their opinions and posts are worth the same as everybody else's.
#20
[SIZE=2]Yeah, save the bugs! This is a sinister product for city dwelling numpties.[/SIZE]
#21
same as the other zapper thats been posted there is no way this could generate a charge big enough from the sun to kill a flea they are a waste of money they are expensive as lights so voting cold for these aswell they are just blue lights as someone else has said
#22
Bad idea. Killing insects this way is totally unjust unless they are actually attacking/causing damage to you/your property in which case even I would kill the insect.
#23
Great if you're a hungry spider. Maybe a useful survival tool?!? Imagine you're a plane crash survivor with broken legs. You can't move. Rescue is weeks away. Your scared of the dark. Eating zapped flies for breakfast is your only chance.

Fortunately you remembered to pack your emergency solar fly zapper in your hand luggage. Unfortunately you can't move. I'm thinking it's a flawed device if you cannot get to your luggage.

Wait for the solar powered fly zapper watch with compass and 101 insect recipes. Trust me on this one.
#24
CardMelter
I'm not convinced there's a U/V lamp due to the current it would take - most of these are just ultrabright white and purple LED's - don't think a cheap U/V LED exists.
My feeling is that the beasties are just attracted to the light.
Great if it works, but if you strip them down, these are a very cheap source of solar cells, white LED's, and NiCads - especially so if you buy the simple solar-powered path markers! ;-)


"just attracted to the light" is exactly what the UV is for.
There are many Cheap Near UV LEDs, these would attract insects fine,
better than white light. The expensive UV LEDs are for deep UV wavelengths

I see no reason why these would not work, but it might run out of juice by midnight :) (which would make it more ethical :) )
#25
now £5.99 or less :)
[mod]#26
Thnaks for the update edi:thumbsup:
#27
Nobody ahs actually said if these actually work.
#28
firespire
Why would anyone want to kill insects flying around in the dark of night that are no bother to them at all.


because there are ppl who need to smoke at night and is very annoying when there are insects and flies around with "Beeeeeeep" :whistling: :whistling:
#29
millarcat
Nice one Mike, never seen these before! Will be going for this myself :thumbsup:

http://www.woolworths.co.uk/product_images/13/00/27/13002736.jpg


Cat, Did you get one of these?
If so, do they work?
Thanks :-D
#30
do the people that have a problem with this realise the UV can be turned off and it becomes a normal solar powered light i.e. no pointless slaying of your precious mosquitoes while no one is there to be eaten by them? (can't see it working though)
#31
insects are a sore point with me this week as I left my window open on monday night when it was all hot and clammy and have paid for it all week with big festering puss oozing mosquitoe bites. little ba******

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