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Solar Street Light Kit – Recycle shoes into party lights


It’s amazing the creative ways people think of the 2nd R (as in Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). This spring, do-it-yourself-ers will love the new Solar Street Light Kit. No more tossing out those favorite, well-used sneakers or running shoes when you can turn them into party lights by adding solar cells and LEDs

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Created by Scottish design firm Lost Values, the kit contains solar cells and LEDs and comes in two sizes – for kids or adults, with 3 or 6 lights. It also comes in white or “mood” changing colors and its weatherproof circuitry protects it from damp or harsh climates. Prices will range from 10 (US$16) to 25 (US$41). So dig into those closets for those worn treads. They’ll make a fun conversation piece next year at your summer barbeque!

Inspired by Shoefiti, this exhibition piece is now available as a DIY kit. Customize your tired trainers with these solar cells and LED’s. A great way to recycle old shoes and to brighten up your garden or street. Available in 2 sizes, for 3 or 6 lights. In plane white or Mood color changing.

Tags: gadget, eco, solar+street+light+kit, diy+party+lights

Debra Atlas is a freelance environmental writer and eco-enthusiast based in Northern California, and is the Red Ferret’s Ecological Editor. Debra looks for the upside of eco-change – what’s positive, making a difference. She hunts down those interesting things cooked up by creative minds, especially if they’re strange and eccentric.

Debra Atlas – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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  • A version for reused OdorEaters and the missus might just go for it

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