Go green with the Solar Powered Lighted Patio Umbrella.
This solar-powered patio umbrella provides a nighttime glow over your patio table for up to eight hours without the need for extension cords crossing your deck, patio, or lawn. Under a generous 9' canopy made of durable polyester treated with a UV- and water-resistant coating, the umbrella has 24 LEDs built into the six spreader rods that attach to the ribs, providing an ambient glow for late night entertaining. A sealed weatherproof solar panel at the top of the umbrella recharges a Ni-Mh battery which provides power for the LEDs with an 85% efficiency rate, unlike lesser solar arrays that only operate at 50-55% efficiency, resulting in the longer eight-hour illumination time; manual on/off switch included. The sturdy powder-coated aluminum pole and frame are corrosion-resistant, and an aluminum crank makes opening and closing simple. The LEDs are rated for 100,000 hours of use, and provide an appropriate glow for evening dining and conversation. Fits standard patio umbrella base.
Well, what can I say? If you're rich enough to fork out $249.95 for this umbrella, surely you will be able to afford the electricity should you decide to stress the environment further by consuming even more power? Only for the rich with a conscience.