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The flowers contain the modified parts of a solar garden lamp. The Moonflower, a nickel-plated brass cup holds a 10 mm yellow LED, while the Sunflower is the frame of the round solar panel. The two are connected by electronics within the exotic wooden base, but they also connect visibly on the etched brass baseplate. Browned rivets and acorn nuts complete the otherworldly look of this artificial organism.
The Moonflower has etched brass leaves and sepals, all soldered onto the brass stem. The cup is attached by threads.
The Sunflower's single leaf is brass mesh in a brass frame, again soldered and riveted.
The solar panel will charge the AAA battery during the day. The LED lights up automatically in the evening, when there is no power coming from the solar panel. Tests show that even an autumn day's light gives enough charge for 8 hours. The LED sits in a tiny connector for easy replacement. I can install red, green or blue LEDs as well.
It is intended to be placed in a winter garden or a well lit window. Charge depends on sunlight. Indoor use only.
Please note that the single LED will not provide more light than illuminating the item itself. You can't read by it.
Some more photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gozdom/sets/72157625060683947/
Height: 28 cm (11 in.)
Base diameter: 15 cm (6 in.)
Weight: 360 g