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Home Living : October 7 2008
HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, October 7, 2008 3 HOMELIVING Solar-powered Power from the sun Solar power is different from solar hot water. Technically speaking, solar power panels are photovoltaic panels. Whereas solar hot water uses the radiant heat in sunlight to heat water, photovoltaic panels convert sunlight into electricity. This electricity can be used or sent out into the electricity grid, sending the meter backwards and giving a refund on bills. Details: LJWSolar.com.au Light the lantern Solar lanterns can be placed in shrubs and on paths to give atmosphere to outside entertaining areas. A set of two solar candle lanterns are available from Kmart for $59.99. Hot savings on solar Utilising the latest solar technology, the EcoSmart hot-water system will save households thousands of dollars. Produced by GWA International, the gas or electrically boosted solar hot-water system employs technology which switches to, the most cost- effective energy source available. Details: Call 133 326 or visit www.ecosmart.com.au Free to hear No-batteries- required radio for those looking to minimise their environmental footprint. The Grundig DRP5120 is the ultimate green radio as it can be powered by solar energy or, when the sun's not out or in the dark of night, it can also be powered manually by turning the dynamo handle, and it has a built-in torch. All for just $49.95 RRP. Details: www.grundig.net.au Bubble effect Air bubbles trapped in the lens of the new stainless steel HPM Blue Effects solar bollard lights reflect a playful pattern across the garden. HPM Blue Effects' solar bollard light set sells for $69.95. Available from hardware stores. Details: Visit www.hpm.com.au or call 1300 369 777. Free Measure and Quote • SLIDING OR HINGED DOORS • LIFETIME WARRANTY • WE SERVICE ALL AREAS Lic: 185684C 2262271i hln wk37 9838 9090 www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au Built In Wardrobes 'Designed to suit your budget' LIC. NO. 198153C 2038652i hln wk15 SPECIALISING IN Built-in Wardrobes Office Systems Entertainment Units Kitchens Joinery Showroom open Saturday & Sunday 492 Parramatta Rd, PETERSHAM For a FREE design quote call: 9572 7515 www.expressionsbydesign.com.au INNOVATIVE DESIGNS UNSURPASSED QUALITY SERVICE EXCELLENCE
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