Patent Number: 7,708,424

Title: Solar powered fluorescent gazing globe

Abstract: A solar-powered gazing globe. A removable base is attached to the glazing globe by a stretchable, waterproof flange that also provides a water resistant seal while allowing the globe to sit in an existing support. The gazing globe further includes a rechargeable electrical power source coupled to an electrical charging system. The electrical charging system is in turn connected to a solar energy system that includes a system for collecting solar energy, a system for converting the solar energy into electrical energy, and a system for transferring the electrical energy to the charging system. A light source attached to the removable base is electrically coupled to the rechargeable electrical power source and situated so that light is emitted from the gazing globe via the light transmitting region.

Inventors: Richmond; Simon Nicholas (Princeton, NJ)


International Classification: F21L 4/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018