Chris writes – “After completing my first indoor solar-powered lighting system, I thought I’d have a go at building a second system using an alternative approach: ‘hacked up’ solar-powered garden lights (similar to those used to light my solar-heated outdoor bath project). I wanted to see if I could build a useable indoor lighting system using this significantly cheaper approach.” – Link.
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Well done maker…. I have a similar set around my house and have been thinking of doing something with them. Actually, I was playing around with the idea of using this type of system to power LEDs for a refrigerator. The idea being that food holds more of its nutritional value when a certain wave of light is applied. This would allow me to retrofit older refrigerators and not have to mess with there electrical. The refrigerators that are planning to use this technology are $6K+ and if you have seen the new subzero frig (around 8k+) it has a windowed portion to allow light in (you could just get a smaller windowed frig like at the Quickie Mart) …
The evolution of using renewable resources in modern-day household and industries are now being built and different innovations are already springing out for this new age. Solar energy one of the earth’s most abundant but less untapped resources is now gaining popularity especially with the decline of the fossil fuels availability and the rising cost of electricity and energy.
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