By Andrew Liszewski
Besides being solar powered and all that ‘environmental-friendly’ stuff, the real advantage to this Place Anywhere light set is just plain convenience. If you’ve ever strung up lights on a tree or lamp post that’s away from your house, you know you then have to run an extension cord out there so you can plug them in. These solar powered lights however are pretty much self-contained, allowing you to hang them anywhere without having to worry about finding a power source.
During the day the solar cell charges a set of 2 AA batteries which in turn power the 50 bright white LED lights at night for about 9 hours. You don’t even have to worry about going out to turn them on or off since the solar cell will automatically do that when it detects darkened or bright conditions.
At $29.95 from Hammacher Schlemmer they’re far more expensive than even a regular set of LED lights, but when you consider the bulbs have a life of 10,000 hours and won’t add anything to your electric bill, they could be worth it in the long run.