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Monday, March 19, 2007

Solar Powered Address Numbers

Did you know that most house numbers are virtually impossible to see at night? Whether you're waiting for food delivery, riding in a paratransit van or expecting guests, clear viewing of your address can be extremely helpful. With the EZView Solar Powered Address Numbers, you'll never again have to worry that service people, paratransit drivers or even emergency personnel will be able to locate your house. Using only solar energy, the numbers light up each evening and turn off at dawn, without electricity or help from you, ever! You will need to purchase a separate kit for each number in your address.

The EZView Solar Powered Address Numbers are visible at night from over 100 feet away. Using the included mounting materials, place the numbers on your house, mailbox or fence, anywhere they'll receive the sunlight they need to charge the included batteries. These solar-powered numbers are completely weatherproof, so they'll function in rain or cold conditions.

During the day, the sun's light is captured by the unit's solar panel, which uses the sun's power to charge its internal battery. When it gets darker, the unit begins to glow automatically, and since the EZView Solar Powered Address Numbers use an LED lighting system, there are no bulbs to change, no shadowing, and no ghosting. Dimensions: 6 1/2" H x 2 5/8" W x 11/16" D

Click this link to purchase the EZView Solar Powered Address Numbers from the SmartHome website.

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