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Consol Solar Jar

Suntoy was approached by Consol to design a solar light in a one-litre classic glass preserve jar. Design considerations included durable electronics, re-chargeable batteries, LED lights and a solar panel. Suntoy designed a unique on-off switch that has no moving parts and is watertight. The Consol Solar Jar is primarily a reading light and portable lantern. It is ideal for communities living without electricity off-grid. It also inspires creative table décor as a Theatre in a Jar. On a clear sunny day, a full charging offers six hours of light. On an overcast day, a full charging offers approximately one to three hours of light. An idea that sparked illuminated activations, truly is bottled sunshine. The principle is simple and seductively clever: it stores energy during the day and releases light at night. It’s a fun, eco-friendly and sustainable alternative light supply that makes it easy to go green.



  • Special Recognition: Institute of Packaging, SA Gold Pack Awards, 2011 
  • Finalist: Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA), Design Indaba, 2012
  • Runner Up: Eskom Energy Efficiency Lighting Design Competition, 2012
  • Winner: Best South African Household Product, Fair Lady magazine, 2012
  • Winner: Best Small Electrical Appliance, Fair Lady magazine, 2012



  • View our Gallery for ideas on creative table décor.
  • Create your own Theatre in a Jar.
  • Read stories on our SunBlog of how people are using Consol Solar Jars.





  • Sandblast corporate logos onto the glass jar, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for price list.



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