Posts Tagged ‘Solar Powered’

IKEA Lights Up the Night For Less

March 7th, 2009 No comments

ikea-solig-lightingSure, it’s still March and the snow’s barely started to melt in some places, but you’re probably already thinking about spring cleaning. And once your brain gets started down that road, it’s easy to start anticipating balmy summer days. If you just can’t wait to get a start on your warm-weather decorating, IKEA’s introduced a line of solar-powered lighting options to prettify your patio or garden. The SOLIG series includes stake light chains (left, $19.99), uplight chains ($14.99), hanging lamps ($19.99) and lighting posts ($9.99). All SOLIG solar-powered products come with auto mode and an on-off switch. Even the SOLIG battery-operated lighting is greener than most; it uses LED technology, which is more energy-efficient and longer-lasting that traditional lighting.

Solar Powered Toothbrush

February 26th, 2009 1 comment
Solar Powered Toothbrush - Soladey-JX3

Solar Powered Toothbrush - Soladey-JX3

Tired of spending your hard earned money on toothpaste?  Imagine never having to buy a tube of toothpaste again.  With the Soladey-JX3 solar powered toothbush, your dream may soon become a reality.  The Soladey-JX3 is a Japanese prototype toothbrush that cleans, sanitizes, and fights plague on your teeth without the use of toothpaste.  But how can that be possible you ask?  It contains a solar panel at the base of the handle which transmits electrons through a titanium rod that sits at the brush tip underneath the bristles.  The bristles combine with the moisture of your mouth which creates a chemical reaction that breaks down plague without using toothpaste.

This toothbrush is not quite a reality as it is still being tested.  Dr. kunio Komiyama, of Japan, found that the Soladey-JX3 completely eliminates the two kinds of bacteria that cause plague in the mouth.   A similar toothbrush was invented in 15 years ago in Japan, but did not contain the solar panel at the base of the toothbrush.  The newer model is twice as powerful as the first model and only needs as much solar power as a calculator uses.  And without the use of toothpaste, no toothpaste tubes will be thrown away and end up crowding our landfills.