We’ve all heard a variation on the phrase, “as useful as a solar-powered flashlight,” yet many manufacturers offer flashlights that recharge via a solar panel. Daylight Savings sells this solar flashlight for $25 — it’s just one example of dozens of solar rechargeable flashlights on the market.
Daylight Savings slaps a 0.45W solar panel on this aluminum-alloy flashlight. The solar panel recharges the batteries in eight hours, giving you up to five hours of light with the battery fully charged.
We’d like to know what you think. Would you buy one of these flashlights, or are they as much folly as a screen door on a submarine? Let us know in the comments.