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Solar Garden Light with Battery

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Teaching Notes
Key Stage 3
During the day, the solar panel charges a AA battery. When it goes dark, the board automatically switches from charging the battery to illuminating the LED.

Availability: In Stock.

Code1+ 5+ 50+
(£7.56 incl VAT)
(£5.88 incl VAT)
(£5.16 incl VAT)

Build you own DIY "Sun Jar" with our Solar Garden Light Kit. 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 grip seal bag. It is also available in retail packaging. For more details on this version click here.

Free samples:

Teachers can order a sample of this kit (one per school) here. You will need to select the kit from a list of all the sample kits; the stock code for this kit is 2134.
Note: this service is only offered to schools for evaluation purposes only.

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.
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Video Solar Light Jar
A video about our Solar Garden Light Kit taken from our Ask Kitronik Live event 2012.
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