I was recently sent a really cool little solar lamp from Useful Things.com to review for the site.Â Given my love for the fun, the quirky, and the whimsical,Â I love Useful Things.Â I remember once, one of my daughters (Brittany) was walking through the house with boyfriend # 3 (aka Justin).Â Â She pointed to my stuffed hillbilly rooster with one hand and a totally crazy calendar with the other and said, “That’s my mom.”Â # 3 became an all-time favorite when he said, “I love those!”
I miss him.Â I miss #1, too.Â But #4?Â Sociopath.
Sidetracked. Back to my super cool solar lamp.Â Due to its small size, this lamp is perfect for small areas such as nightstands and desks. It’s also perfect as a nightlight, as long as you (or your child) likes quite a bit of light.Â You couldn’t ask for a safer nightlight – even if you fall asleep with the light on, not a big deal. Speaking of children, I have to say I LOVE the thought of having such a safe lamp around kids – no outlet required.Â Even #4 couldn’t hurt himself or others with this lamp.
This little solar lamp would also be perfect for the mobile office – it’d light up an otherwise dark car without breaking a sweat.Â You could even sit at a picnic table with your solar lamp and work.Â I have no idea why you’d be sitting at a picnic table at night working, but I’m not here to judge.
I was honestly really surprised at how much light this solar lamp puts off.Â I’ve always wanted to try a solar lamp but never got around to it.Â You know my fascination and obsession with lamps – I guess part of me just doubted that a solar lamp could put off enough light.Â I’ll admit it, I was completely wrong.
This compact solar lamps only measures in at 7.75″ in height and 3.75″ in diameter, yet you’d never know it by the amount of light given off.Â You simply “charge” the lamp with about 8 hours of sunlight, then turn it on when you’re ready for it to light up your world – or at least your corner of the room.
A solar panel on top of the lamp keeps the lithium battery charged for hours at a time. The light bulb is a portable LED lamp bulb for extra energy efficiency.Â You can choose between blue or clear.
Click the link for more information.Â I gotta tell you, I love my solar lamp.Â Grab one for yourself and you’ll be good to glow.Â Good to glow? Get it?Â Ha! Ha?
Well, #3 would’ve liked it.