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Solar powered lantern?
climberer
11/09/2009
12:04:57 PM
I want to buy one of these for my husband for his birthday. I've seen some online but would like to grab one today in Melbourne. Has anyone seen these around, or have any experience with them? I think they'd be a great alternative to headlamps/candle lanterns in the evening at camp...

evanbb
11/09/2009
12:10:21 PM
My experience of them, sadly, is that they're crap. With anything battery powered, the quality of the battery is the crux of the whole operation. So, cheap ones are absolutely hopeless, usually using lead-acid batteries that hate weird charge/discharge cycles. If you find one with a Li-ion or Ni-Cad battery, it'll probably be worth the price premium.
egosan
11/09/2009
12:11:10 PM
This isn't a Polish joke is it?

kuu
11/09/2009
12:39:17 PM
On 11/09/2009 egosan wrote:
>This isn't a Polish joke is it?

It might be. Check the User's Profile for this poster.

"Misanthrope" = noun. Hater of mankind, sour recluse.
egosan
11/09/2009
12:48:36 PM
On 11/09/2009 kuu wrote:
>It might be. Check the User's Profile for this poster.
>
>"Misanthrope" = noun. Hater of mankind, sour recluse.

Pure gold! You made my day, Ms. Thrope
Winston Smith
11/09/2009
2:26:20 PM
On 11/09/2009 egosan wrote:
>This isn't a Polish joke is it?

http://www.21st-century-goods.com/page/21st/PROD/SOLA7450

Here's the punchline.
climberer
11/09/2009
2:27:59 PM
Happy to entertain, kuu. I prefer to remain anonymous - you meet lots of nutters online ;-)

The question is genuine however.

evanbb - that's a shame. I work in sustainability and have seen a lot of projects promoting these lights in developing countries. I wonder whether there are the same problems? (I'm a social scientist, not a technical person - have no idea how these types of lights differ...)

kuu
11/09/2009
4:18:42 PM
On 11/09/2009 climberer wrote:
>Happy to entertain, kuu. I prefer to remain anonymous - you meet lots of
>nutters online ;-)
>
You're welcome! It's funny though, most of the "nutters online" prefer to remain anonymous.
Apologies for any offence.

mattjr
11/09/2009
4:27:26 PM
the definition of an oxymoron?

clearly confused?

kuu
11/09/2009
5:44:56 PM
On 11/09/2009 mattjr wrote:
>the definition of an oxymoron?
>
>clearly confused?

Who is confused? In what way?

I'm just a simple person.

mattjr
11/09/2009
5:54:10 PM
On 11/09/2009 kuu wrote:
>On 11/09/2009 mattjr wrote:
>>the definition of an oxymoron?
>>
>>clearly confused?
>
>Who is confused? In what way?
>
>I'm just a simple person.

deafening silence...

mattjr
11/09/2009
7:41:51 PM
Found this article on solar powered tents...

http://au.gear.ign.com/articles/997/997245p1.html

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