This effective but counter-intuitive hack hinges on replacing the LED in your standard solar-powered garden light with two LEDs in order to extend the battery life.
When two LEDs are wired in a circuit they draw less total power but the output of the two slightly dimmed LEDs is virtually indistinguishable a single one. Tests at the project blog BigClive yielded a run time extension of roughly 25%. Hit up the link below to see just how easy it is to crack open a cheap solar light and upgrade the LEDs.
Hack Your Solar Garden Lights [via Hack A Day]
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 05/25/12