05/17/2012 04:34 pm ET

Lamp Recycles Solar Energy As Ambient Light

The warm breezes of spring will soon give way to the scorching heat of the summer months. During the work day, I like to stay indoors, sheltered from the direct rays of the sun, but it always seems that by late afternoon, the heat inside is too much to bear. Backyards, porches and patios are great places to escape from the stuffy indoor climate, since the outdoor temperature drops quickly once the sun begins to set.

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