Frequently Asked Questions
The Battery Before First Use
Open the Sun Jar by
lifting the metal lever. Switch the Sun Jar ON, the switch is inside
the jar next to the solar panel.
Your Sun Jar may need
charging before first use.
Automatic Switch On
The Sun Jar switches on and off automatically when it gets dark or
light. The Sun jar has a built in light sensor, and will only
illuminate in a dark environment. It is not possible to switch the Sun
Jar to illuminates when it is daylight or in a light room - the Sun Jar
must be in the dark to light up!
Manual Off Switch
There is a manual override switch to stop the Sun Jar illuminating at
night if desired. The switch is inside the jar next to the solar panel
just under the lid. Use the switch to turn the Sun Jar off at night and
conserve the battery life.
The switch is off in the up
In the off position the Sun Jar will not illuminate
In the on position for the Sun Jar will function
Leave the Sun Jar outside or in a sunny window in DIRECT sunlight for
several hours to charge. In over-cast situations it is advisable to
charge the Sun Jar for a few days. To do this put the manual switch on
the inside of the jar into the off position, this will prevent it
activating at night.
The Sun Jar will charge slowly in very bright artificial light,
directing a lamp directly over the jar for a couple of hours will speed
the charging process.
Sun Jar is a waterproof sealed unit and can be used indoors and
Rechargeable batteries have a long, but not indefinite life. After many
charges the battery may loose its ability to store energy. Should you
need to replace the battery open the Sun Jar by lifting the metal
lever, lift out the rubber insert, remove the solar panel, replace with
a standard AA rechargeable battery.