Light up your house number with solar

LED solar powered house numbers from EcoutletI’ve just stumbled across a really neat, sustainable idea from Ecoutlet.

With darker nights coming, how do you give directions to people to get to your home? Most of us have house numbers and you know how frustrating it can be to drive along at night trying to see a clear house number on someone’s front door.

Well, Ecoutlet have come up with an eco friendly, green solution to lighting your house up at night with their solar powered house numbers!

That’s right; you take advantage of daylight to charge these little fellas up and when dusk comes, they will glow brightly meaning people can easily find your house.

They are powered by a rechargeable battery fed from a solar cell.  The number absorbs light during the day to power two high bright LEDs creating a 3D effect to display the house number at night time.

They are obviously extremely popular, as many of the numbers are out of stock until later in the month!

Ecoutlet stock a wide range of ethical goods for your home. You can even claim 10% off by entering Living10 at the checkout


  1. russell on September 25, 2008 at 10:35 am

    That’s so cool. It drives me wild when house numbers are not clear at night….although I have just realised I haven’t thought about the house we have been in for 12 months – I think we need one of these!

  2. Sean on September 29, 2008 at 11:03 am

    It’s so important that your house number can be seen clearly, especially at night – you never know when the emergengy services may need to find your home in a hurry!

  3. Mrs Green on October 1, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Hi Russell, Good to see you – some of the simplest ideas are the best, eh?

    Hi Sean, I’ve just been looking at the lovely house signs on your site. Dare I ask the question – is there anything eco friendly about them? If so, perhaps we could do a feature on your company.

  4. ken on October 2, 2008 at 2:30 am

    I definitely agree with you, Mrs Green, that the simplest of things are easily overlooked, hence, forgotten.
    It’s a must try for every household.

  5. Kenneth Schulte on October 4, 2008 at 12:01 am

    I’m always pleased to see blogs like yours because they share my point of view. If you’d like, you can check out I often go there for I have the same sentiments when it comes to cO2 emissions and how to save up money using alternative methods.

  6. Mrs Green on October 26, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Hi Ken / Kenneth. I did take a look at your site, thank you – are you planning on running the forum sometime?

  7. Bob on April 7, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    These are really cool. It’s amazing that so many solar powered gadgets are out there! Save money, and save the planet. And they are easier to install!

  8. Mrs Green on April 10, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Thanks Bob – good to see you; I’m enjoying your site. We’ve just seen a great solar powered PIR security light that runs 9 LEDs; that looks amazing and the bulbs should last forever 🙂

  9. Travis on June 17, 2009 at 1:05 am

    I love using solar (or wind for that matter) powered stuff. It REALLY gets under my skin when people act wasteful. I think the sooner we (all humans) can get off our petroleum addiction and onto more renewable sources, the healthier we’ll be.

  10. Mrs Green on June 18, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    @Travis: Do you have a transition town near you? I was speaking to a rep from ours the other day and I’m very tempted to go along to the next meeting. We’ve just installed our first solar panel; just to run some lighting; it’s very exciting and we’ll be writing about it soon.
    Do you have a favourite solar / wind up gadget? I’ve been trialling a solar freeloader and will be doing a review on it at some point.

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