Well now, IKEA makes solar-powered lights


What’s that dumb joke, something about “why do you park on a driveway and drive on a parkway”? That logic doesn’t really hold up when you’re looking at something like these solar-powered garden lights. They’re IKEA’s first such “solar” products, which means we’re in for a treat in the upcoming months as more and more goodies trickle out.

The concept behind the lights: they sit there during the day, collecting the sun’s brilliant goodness, which charges their rechargeable batteries. Then, when nighttime comes, and you’re having one of those hip, cool parties that I hear so much about, bam! Turn the lights on and you’re good to go. Total monetary cost to you: nothing.

The lights are actually LEDs that consume a whopping 70 percent less energy than traditional bulbs. Even better, these lights last something like four times longer than those dirty, awful regular bulbs.

They’re fairly inexpensive, too. Those dome-looking ones up there are only $7.99.

I guess this qualifies as “green,” right?