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Retail Pack - Solar Garden Light Kit

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Teaching Notes
Key Stage 3
During the day, the solar panel charges a AA battery, at night the board automatically switches from charging to illuminating the LED. Blister retail packaging.

Availability: In Stock.

1034 £6.08
(£7.296 incl VAT)

The solar garden light is an interesting project that uses sustainable energy to illuminate a white LED. During the day the solar panel charges an AA battery, then when it goes dark the board automatically switches from charging the battery to illuminating the LED.

The solar panel is resin encapsulated and therefore waterproof. You will need to make a waterproof enclosure for the rest of the parts. Alternatively the board has been shaped so that it will fit into an old jar.


  • Waterproof solar panel.
  • Automatically switches on when dark.



  • Length: 56mm.
  • Width: 44mm.



This kit is supplied in a blister retail packaging. It is also available in a simple grip seal bag and bulk quantities for more details on this version click here.

Buy British:

 This kit is designed and manufactured in the UK by Kitronik.

Physical characteristics:

  • PCB Length: 56mm.
  • PCb Width: 44mm.
  • PCB Component Count: 15.

Electrical characteristics:

  • Voltage Nominal: 1.2V.
  • Current Max at Nominal Voltage: Charge at 50mA.
Gallery Solar Garden Light – Hawkley Hall High School
Solar Garden Lights by students at Hawkley Hall High School.
EPSON DSC picture
Gallery Sun Jar – Hardenhuish School
Sun Jar designed by students at Hardenhuish School using the Solar Garden Light Kit.
Ask Kitronik Sun Jar
Video Solar Light Jar
A video about our Solar Garden Light Kit taken from our Ask Kitronik Live event 2012.


Posted by Derek Maskell, Monday, 13 April 2015 on product Retail Pack - Solar Garden Light Kit


mWill this unit drive 2x red leds each drawing about 12 ma?


  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Monday, 13 April 2015

    Unfortunately the kit will not be able to drive two LED’s this is due to the kit being designed to drive one LED which requires 3V with around 1.2V from the battery.

Posted by Paul Dawson, Thursday, 4 December 2014 on product Retail Pack - Solar Garden Light Kit


Could I use extra bright LED in it ?


  • Posted by Aaron Sturman on Thursday, 4 December 2014

    You could swap the LED for an ultra bright one but it may not be much brighter in this application. The circuit runs from a 1.2V battery which is boosted up to 3V to lgiht the LED, but the drawback here is that the LED is actually flickering on and off faster than your eye can see. The result is it looks about 30% dimmer than it would be if connected up directly to 3V.

Posted by RubyBridget, Thursday, 17 April 2014 on product Retail Pack - Solar Garden Light Kit


do these packs come in bigger sizes or is it just one size?


  • Posted by Aaron Sturman on Thursday, 17 April 2014
    This is the biggest pack size however we also sell them without the blister packaging and in a cardboard box instead for a little less. There's even price breaks for larger quantities (10,100). This is the link to the product page for the version that isn't in retail packaging Click Here

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