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The Bristol Energy Tree, Product of the Week luminAID MAX & introducing Freeplay.

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The At-Bristol Energy Tree

If you're familiar with 'downtown' Bristol you may have come across the Solar Tree in Millennium Square.  This is a project between local sculptor John Packer, individuals at Bristol Drugs Project (BDP), Demand Energy Equality (DEE) and hosted by the science centre At-Bristol.

Part of the Bristol’s European Green Capital 2015 celebrations, the 'tree' can recharge your phone and provides a wifi hotspot.  It's 4.5m tall and the solar panels are taken from larger broken panels that would have been discarded.

Enjoy the video below showing the tree's design and construction in Bristol.

At-Bristol Energy Tree



Product of the Week: luminAID Packlite MAX


The top of the line luminAID solar light is a real winner.  

It's inflatable design means it's super light at just 240g, packs down small to 2.5cm high, floats and is waterproof.  

It packs a 150 lumen light with 4 brightness levels and a flashing mode.  

On the lowest brightness setting you can get up to 50 hours light, and it can be charged using it's built in solar panel or a USB power source.  

For more information head over to the product page: luminAID packlite MAX




Introducing: Freeplay

We've just got a new range of Freeplay solar and hand powered products in stock so here's a quick breakdown of what's what!  Including a hand cranked torch, power station with camping lights and two lanterns to keep you well lit.


Radiance Lantern

A beautifully designed, solar powered and super robust weatherproof/shockproof lantern.  A 200 lumen light with 3 light settings, an 85dB siren and USB charging port for phones etc, this is an ideal all round hiking and camping lamp.


Indigo Plus Lantern

Three-way recharging, solar, hand-crank and USB, with 5 hour of full brightness and a thumb wheel adjuster.  Fantastic all round lantern includes an 1100mAh battery and USB charging port.

Energy Hub Solar Lighting & Charging Kit

Solar powered 5200mAh power station including two 105 lumen satellite lights with their own switches for maximum flexibility.  Includes a USB charging port for phones and other devices.  Super portable, only 500, and featuring a replaceable battery.

Sherpa Eco Charge Flashlight

the Sherpa is less than 300g and powered by a reliable hand crank.  One minute of winding gives approx 20 minutes of light from the 25 lumen LED.  There's also a USB charge port for when you have access to a power source.  Bright yellow and just 16cm long this is a great looking all round light for your adventures!



Thanks for reading.  Head over to our shop for details of these and all our other products.

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Don't forget we offer free UK shipping for all orders over £60, and just £4 for all other UK orders.  We also have flat rate shipping for many European countries.  Our no quibble returns service is quick and hassle free.

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