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Odd - Upside Down Lantern

This is a solar lantern turned upside down. Notice the little flame.

After a day in the sun, I brought it in because it was terribly windy. Put it on the kitchen table and it wouldn't light. I cursed and was annoyed because I figure just another piece of junk from Amazon. I looked for a switch and the switch was already on. Still no light when right side up. Then I accidentally turned it upside down as it is now and the thing lit. Again I said piece of junk from Amazon.

Light bulb moment.....until I realized that I had overhead lights on the kitchen. In order for the lantern to come on, it needs darkness. When I turned it upside down, it was dark on the solar side. When I turned the overhead lights in the kitchen off, it lit up.

Go figure!!!!!
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12 comments

Esther said:

What a great story.
6 months ago

Jan said:

Agreed , a great story
6 months ago

fragglerocks said:

Pretty though.
6 months ago

Amelia said:

A rather cute bit of solar lighting from Amazon. I hope you didn't pay too much for it.
6 months ago

Xata said:

Instructions for use are not always present or clear... or we don't read them !!!!!!
6 months ago

Clickity Click said:

Think we all have those "duh" moments Cordia. This does make for a nice touch of Christmas though.

Enjoy The Little Things - Take Care Of Yourself and Others
6 months ago

Gillian Everett said:

Glad you worked it out, amusing tale :-) Attractive lantern
6 months ago

PhLB - Luc Boonen said:

The positive side: you wouldn't wear the red lantern
6 months ago

Amazingstoker said:

Yes, definitely odd . . .
6 months ago ( translate )

Jean Pierre Marcello… said:

Excellent. A première vue je pensais qu’il s’agissait d’une flamme et c’était très étrange de la voir “tête en bas”. Idée originale et résultat très réussi.
6 months ago ( translate )

aNNa schramm said:

haha -what a humorous explanation thank you very much
6 months ago

Diederik Santema said:

Based on your story it must be reverse engineering ;-)
6 months ago ( translate )