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What better Christmas stocking filler for both kids and adults than an eco-friendly wind-up torch? Fantastically reliable, amazingly versatile, brilliant in an emergency... and just plain fun!
 

For the serious torch bearer, the PowerPlus range offers superior long-lasting shine-times. Several of these torches double up as eco mobile phone chargers, and the Shark  and Barracuda  are even fully waterproof to several metres, all for 60 second's winding.

The Penguin Dynamo Torch  is a great choice for kids because... well, it's shaped like a penguin! What's not to love? Teach the little ones the value of creating their own power by...

Posted by in Eco Products on Nov 05, 2012 .

Harnessing the power of the sun isn’t a new idea, as far back as 1447 Leonardo DaVinci predicted the use of solar energy. In just one hour more sunlight falls on the earth than the entire earth’s population uses in one year.
 

So it seems odd that limited finite resources, such as coal and oil, are being used so abundantly when an endless resource such as the sun is so underused. Every 1kw of solar PV will save 170 lbs of coal being used and prevent 300 lbs of CO2 from being released!

With this abundance of sunlight why aren’t we making better use of it? Well, as of yet the technology to maximise the sun’s power is still in...

Posted by in Eco Products on Oct 17, 2012 .

It always feels good to know your property is secure. This is especially true when the nights start drawing in, shortening the hours of daylight. Solar security lights are a versatile and cost-effective way to light up any area you don't want left in the dark.
 

With no need for an outside power supply, they can be positioned wherever you like, avoiding the expense of mains installation or messy extra cabling.

Sometimes there are concerns that solar-powered security lights  won't be as reliable as mains power, and unfortunately it is true that many poor quality products are available on the market. 

We understand that you need...

Posted by in Eco Products on Oct 09, 2012 .

The days are getting shorter, but that doesn't mean you have to stop working (or playing!) after dark in out-buildings that don't have mains power. With our wide range of solar shed lights, we are sure to have a product that will suit your needs and budget.

The Vortex  and SolarMate  solar shed lights will provide precious extra hours of reliable illumination in your garage, greenhouse, stables, summer house... wherever you want to be.  
 
If security is the main concern, the Solar PIR Porch Light and Solar PIR Utility Light  are motion-activated and can be used inside or out, offering fantastic value for money. 
 
Several...

Posted by in Eco Products on Oct 09, 2012 .

A popular range of solar powered products  is solar lighting ; this can include everything from motion-sensitive solar security lights  to decorative solar fairy lights .

Many solar lights  are fitted with LED bulbs. These bulbs are extremely energy efficient and require minimal power (whether powered by electricity or solar). Another advantage of LED bulbs is that they have an incredibly long lifespan, meaning the eco products will last a long time.

Asides from the environmental benefits to using solar products to light the garden and outdoor spaces, there are significant cost benefits too. The cost to run solar garden lighting  is...

If you are getting ready to put your classic car away for the winter months, you may be wondering about the best way to keep the battery in tip top condition. A good solar trickle charger might be just the thing you need....
 

A solar trickle charger  of the correct type and size will keep your car battery in good, fully charged condition even through the darkest mid winter months. If you are not sure which 12V solar battery charger  is best for you read on!

The first thing to decide is if the solar panel will be mounted in the car itself or externally somewhere (on the roof of your garage for example).

In Car Solar Trickle...

There is a huge array of solar security lights  on the market, some good, although unfortunately, all too many bad. 

Rest assured that Ecofreak have tested lots of solar security lights  over the years and we only sell those that we feel are good quality and able to perform as indicated. Unfortunately some of our competitors seem less concerned about the quality of the lights that they sell.

Making the right choice is difficult if you are not in the know and making the choice can be critical if you really need to rely on the light.

If mains power is not readily available or is some distance away it can be an expensive route to...

Posted by in Energy Saving Tips on Apr 17, 2012 .

Draughts, usually eminating from around poorly fitting doors and windows, make your house feel cold. The heating is usually turned up to compensate and your heating bill goes up as a result. 

Simple fixes, usually possible following a relatively inexpensive trip to your local DIY store :

  • Use sausage dog type draught excluders on draughty doors
  • Fit draught excluder strips around poorly fitted doors and windows
  • Replace that draughty letter box with a new one that excludes draughts
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