Sun Jars are the perfect addition to brighten up any night-time street food stall or pop up. Available in three complementing colours, the Sun Jar is sure to add warmth and create a unique and tranquil atmosphere to your evening event.
At night your Sun Jar lights up automatically. In the day leave your Sun Jar outside – or in a sunny window for several hours to charge. Made with a traditional Mason Jar. Inside the jar is a highly efficient solar cell, rechargeable battery and LED lamp. When the jar is placed in sunlight, the solar cell creates an electrical current that charges the battery over the course of the day. This energy is then used at night to power the LED lamp inside the jar. The light emitted is diffused by the frosted jar and gives the appearance of sunlight. Sun Jars work best outdoors in DIRECT sunshine!
Mason Jars are beautiful and – by their very nature – watertight, so the Sun Jar can happily be left outside in any weather conditions. A perfect garden light or nightlight for a child’s bedroom. You may have noticed that there is no switch on the Sun Jar – in fact there are no visible controls at all. A light sensor inside the jar automatically activates the lights when it gets dark (or the lights are turned out!). There is an override switch inside the lid to turn off the light at night if you prefer.
Make the most of your Sun Jar:
Automatic switch on
The Sun Jar has a built-in light sensor, and switches on and off automatically when it gets dark or light. The Sun Jar MUST be in the dark to light up.
The battery needs sun to fully charge, and your Sun Jar may need charging before its first use. Leave outside or in a sunny window in DIRECT SUNLIGHT. It will require several hours and, in overcast conditions, we recommend charging for a few days.
Manual Switch Off
If you do not want your Sun Jar to light up when it gets dark, set the switch to “Charge” mode. This will conserve battery life and charge the battery at the same time: lift the metal lever to release the lid and set to “Charge”. The Sun Jar will continue to charge in “Auto” mode.
Bad weather is bad news for Sun Jars! You may find that in winter, or during cloudy weather, your Sun Jar illuminates for less time than usual, flickers, or does not light up. In times of prolonged bad weather (when there is not enough natural sun to charge your Sun Jar) you can remove the battery and charge it in a normal battery charger.
Replace The Battery
Rechargeable batteries have a long, but not indefinite, life. After many charges, the battery may lose its ability to store energy.
Open the Sun Jar and lift out the rubber insert and solar panel. The battery is under the solar panel, replace with a standard AA rechargeable battery. Never use a non-rechargeable battery in your Sun Jar.
Kilner Jars have a watertight seal, so your Sun Jar can be left outside in wet weather. After a long time outside, condensation may build up inside, this will not damage the Sun Jar. To remove any moisture build-up, open the lid and ease out the inner workings, empty out the water and replace the inner..