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More Light!

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Well, the lamps in the kit are fine in their own way (once equipped with inline switches; 1.19 from Wilko, and extension leads) but I need something more.

I’m thinking of modifying a readily-available table lamp. This will look nice! There are three ways I could proceed with this.

Maplin Solar Lighting Kit N63FU

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

I purchased this item on promo at my local Maplin store Electronics for £49.99 (reduced from £79.99). The kit contains a 13 watt solar panel, a charging regulator, a 12V sealed lead-acid battery and two LED lamps.