Solar powered Christmas lights alleviate wiring issues

I'm sure one or more of you have covered a tree or some other fixture in your yard with Christmas lights only to realize that you now have to run an ugly extension cord all the way out to them. Well, with these lights you won't have that problem as they are solar powered.

There are 50 LEDs on this chain of lights, and the solar panel charges up a pair of AA batteries which in turn power them for 9 hours. Furthermore, you won't even have to concern yourself with turning them on or off as the photocell will detect low-light conditions and turn them on for you, and by sun up they'll likely be dead again, and so goes the circle of battery life.

The bulbs are rated for 10,000 hours which is either a lot of Christmases or, you could probably take them with you camping as well. Hammacher Schlemmer could probably get them to you by Christmas Eve if you ordered them today, or you could get them after Christmas and use them for other things or just save them for next year, regardless, they'll cost you $29.95 which will probably pay for itself just from the electricity it will save you next Christmas.

OGCC Day 20 – Place Anywhere Outdoor Solar Light Set [via ohgizmo]