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The Baltimore Sun

Solar umbrella

SOLAR UMBRELLA. A center LED blue light and constellation of 24 LED white lights are embedded into the umbrella's inner poles, eliminating unsightly wires. A full day's charge yields six to eight hours of light; an on/off switch reserves the energy. UV-protected polyester fabric with water-resistant coating prevents damage from mold and mildew. $229. Visit Nautica Home and Gaiam for specifics.Photos courtesy Nautica Home and, Daily Press