Labor Day: typically filled with camping, barbeques and poolside parties, this holiday signifies the end of summer, but not the end of sustainability. Following are some of my favorite pieces of LED lighting gear, which will make any Labor Day gathering full of energy efficient fun.
Hand Crank LED Flashlight
Coghlan’s Dynamo Flashlight is as tiny as a tea bag, but packs a big punch. Wind the handle for one minute and receive 30 minutes of super bright light, no extra batteries needed! A two or three minute crank will garner up to five or six hours of bright light. At only $5, this is the summer’s hottest value!
Just because the sun’s going down earlier these days doesn’t mean you should compromise a perfectly cooked steak. This LED barbecue light functions like under cabinet lighting in your kitchen, providing directional light exactly where you need it without disrupting the party. Its 2-foot flexible arm allows for versatility and close inspection of foods, while the waterproof LED lights can withstand even large splashes from the pool.
Solar Powered Outdoor LED lighting
IKEA’s line of renewable energy outdoor LED lighting fixtures will help you preserve nature while enjoying it. The solar powered bird-shaped string lights and the glowing chip bowl, illuminated thanks to solar powered LED tape light embedded in its base, are two of my favorite pieces.