This is pure genius – and the perfect lighting solution for outdoor living. Consol‘s newly launched Solar Jar stores energy during the day and releases it at night, offering six hours of light before needing to be recharged in the sun. The lid mechanism of the jar has been fitted with solar powered LED lights, as well as a mini solar panel, offering a safe and practical energy alternative. And the best part? It comes with a switch so that the light can be controlled. It retails for R120, and is available at the Consol retail outlets in Woodmead and Stellenbosch. We’re giving one away to a lucky reader. Simply tell us where you’ll be displaying yours by commenting below, or tweet about it. Competition ends Friday 20 January 2012.

DECO IDEA Place any small object or found image inside the Consol Solar Jar for a unique display underneath the light, such as these cut-outs in our Consol jar display featured in our Spring Issue (above).

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