Turn Your Old Waterbottle Into a Solar Lantern

by Justin on May 17, 2008


Solar Light Cap

Solar Light Cap

The last thing this planet needs is any more plastic in the landfills. But what do you do with your old polycarbonate water bottle (Nalgene or similar) that you don’t want to use any more? Don’t throw it away! With the incredibly handy LightCap200 you can turn your old (or new) bottle into the coolest home, deck, boat or camping lantern anywhere!

Just pull off the old cap and replace it with a safe, bright, environmentally-friendly solar-powered LED LightCap200 and you’ll have light anywhere you want without wasteful batteries, dangerous, toxic fuel, or electric cords.

Put one on your picnic table, deck, out by the BBQ, kids playhouse, bedroom nightlight, car safety light, cockpit light on your boat, camper, tent or anywhere else. Simply fill your bottle with water (even colored water) for a safe lantern that won’t run out of fuel or be a fire hazard. No candles to burn out, and when your bottle is filled with water it won’t tip over if the wind comes up.

The built-in light sensor automatically turns the light on whenever it gets dark, and off when there’s enough light for charging. Or you can click the water-tight switch and turn it off manually. It weights only 2.6oz and you can even use it as a flashlight. The four super-bright, white LEDs provide lots of
light without giving off any heat or danger of chemicals in your water.

By adding a LightCap200 cap to your bottle you’re not only creating a useful item, you’re helping the environment. You can even use your bottle to store things: trail snacks, dog treats, fire starting supplies, first aid kit-anything you want to keep safe, floating and dry. With the LightCap200 on top, you’ve always got a useful emergency light.

The LightCap200 is just $19.95 and will last for many years of continuous use. They make a great gift and are available at many fine outdoor stores as well as at our website: www.sollight.com

7 comments… read them below or add one

Tom Sorenson May 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm

Now that’s just plain cool!

Tom Sorenson’s last blog post..Muskie Fishing


admin May 19, 2008 at 1:11 pm

I agree! The things people think of to save the backpack space is awesome.


Kristine May 28, 2008 at 8:45 am

That’s a very cool idea, and a great way to reuse something that would otherwise only end up in a landfill.


The Hunter's Wife May 28, 2008 at 11:41 am

I have never heard of this before but it is a great idea.


Aaron Dalton July 18, 2008 at 9:34 am

I think the LightCap200 is one of the best solar-powered products I’ve seen thus far.

Beautiful, functional and rugged — what more could you want?

In fact, I just reviewed the LightCap200 on my own site – http://1greenproduct.com/2008/07/outdoors-home-lightcap200.html

Hope you find my review useful!

– Aaron Dalton, 1GreenProduct.com


Unknown August 11, 2009 at 2:42 pm

It depends no the type and name brand! Most of them ask that you turn it off for the first day to leave it charge and the the next day turn it on and then it should work that night and keep working with out being touched for months. If you have cheap solar light then you more than likely will need to keep it in some place were it can get sun everyday, as most need direct or indirect sunlight to keep charged and working. They say you should replace the solar batteries once a year but most people don’t do that! Good luck.off grid power


Ben October 23, 2009 at 4:49 pm

That’s a really cool idea. Makes use of solar energy and cuts down on waste inside landfills. Not to mention, it’s pretty creative 🙂 Thanks for the cool idea.


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