Any way the wind glows


Any way the wind glows

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100% wind powered light!

Any product with a name like Firewinder needs to be pretty darn cool. Thankfully, this decorative outdoor light is positively sub-zero as it actually visualises the wind's energy. And that's not dreamy hippy-speak, it's a fact.

100% wind-powered, Firewinder is unlike anything we've ever seen. By day it's a relatively unobtrusive dangling corkscrew doodah that spins in the wind. But when night falls and the wind blows, it lights up, creating a beautiful spiralling effect. The faster the blow the greater the glow, so in a real gust Firewinder becomes a pulsating pillar of light. It's truly spellbinding and eco-friendly to boot.


An amazing lightshow... watch a video demonstration here

Firewinder Mini

7 LED lights on the
New Firewinder Mini

Firewinder's helical wing captures the wind from any angle, and it's so light it will catch the lightest of breezes. Simply attach it to a tree, roof terrace or wall using the included hanging kit (featuring sturdy stainless steel quick release fixing points) and wait for the wind to blow. Failing that get Bono to drop by in his helicopter.

The tree hugging boffins behind Firewinder hope that it will be adopted as an international symbol of sustainability throughout the world. And although that sounds a bit Chris and Gwynnie it's a great idea, especially when you consider the fact that, in full spin, the ultra bright LEDs embedded in each Firewinder are visible from over 250m. What's more, it is made using as many recyclable materials as possible, and is designed to be disassembled once its life is over. Planet-hating power-sources? Who needs 'em!


(From L-R) The Original Firewinder and the New Firewinder Mini


Firewinder Original comes equipped with stainless steel fixing points

Speaking of tree hugging, Firewinder isn't just about wow-factor visuals; following Buddhist principles it has been designed to spin clockwise to evoke good spirits. If sticking one of these in the garden doesn't make you feel good about yourself, nothing will. Ommmmm!

Beautifully engineered and built to withstand all kinds of inclement weather, Firewinder will provide years of mesmerising entertainment for conscientious gadget lovers everywhere. Best of all it looks a bit like a barber's pole from Blade Runner. You'll love it, any way the wind glows.

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Please note:
  • This product does not need external power from batteries or the mains
  • Firewinder is not self standing and therefore requires a fixed point to securely attach it to
Firewinder OriginalFirewinder Mini
  • Innovative 'eco' designed light - visualises the energy in the wind
  • 100% wind powered operation
  • Helical wing captures the wind, any way the wind blows
  • Advanced lightweight materials used to catch the lightest breeze (from 3mph)
  • Clean & green power generator
  • Maximum use of recyclable materials
  • Weather resistant design
  • Innovative 'eco' designed light - visualises the energy in the wind
  • 100% wind powered operation
  • Mag-lev wing captures the wind, any way the wind blows
  • Advanced lightweight materials used to catch the lightest breeze (from 7mph)
  • Clean & green power generator
  • Made from recyclable plastic
  • Weather resistant design
Technical Specifications:
  • 14x ultra bright LEDs
  • Stainless steel fixing points
  • Quick release mounting system
  • Overall product weight of 1.4kg
  • 7x ultra bright LEDs
  • Plastic fixing points
  • Quick release mounting system
  • Approximately - 65cm(H) x 18cm(W)
  • Approximately - 41cm(H) x 14cm(W)
  • 1x Firewinder
  • 2x brackets for easy wall / post mounting

Customer Reviews

I bought one of these at a local store this year, and like most reviewers, it didn't work for very long. I repaired it several times (replaced LEDs) and concluded that the combination of humidity and voltage stress (from the charged capacitor sitting just at the forward voltage of one LED while the unit is idle) causes ion migration in the LEDs, evidenced by lowering forward and reverse voltages. I think placing a drain resistor across the cap may increase longevity by taking away the idle-time voltage stress. I am testing this fix now.
Gordon - 3rd November 2012
Firebox says: Thanks for the advice, we no longer sell this product but will publish just in case people re-visit this old page! :)
Very Big Disappointment! Had I seen these reviews prior to purchasing the 18inch Firewinder, I never would have wasted my money. Mine stopped working after one month without ever producing anything that even remotely resembled the advertisements. Great concept; Lousy product.
Yvonne Tucker - 4th September 2012
Firebox says: Sorry to hear that Yvonne, drop us an email to with your order number and we will see what we can do for you.
It was a Christmas present for my girlfriend. We get plenty of wind on the open prairies and it stopped working after 4 months. Very disappointing.
Corey - 14th May 2012
Firebox says: Oh Dear! Give us a shout on and we can see what we can do
I got a large one of these for my Birthday and put it up over the front door, it stopped working after a short while. I took it down and you could see water ingress in the LED's. Complete waste of money, disappointing and for the price you expect it to last more than a couple of months.
Mark - 28th January 2012
Firebox says: Hi Mark, give us a shout on as its sounds like you have a faulty one!
Don't buy this product, support is bad, not even a response and like everyone says they die after a while - lights go off and bearings rust. Don't do it unless you have money to throw in the wind!
Philippe - 17th January 2012
Firebox says: Hi Phillippe. Sorry to hear your having problems with your Firewinder. Please email us on with your details and we will be glad to help.
I bought two of the large firewinders last year for my mother and mother in law - with the amount of wind we get in Wales the gardens lit up like nothing id seen - they were beautiful - but now, they spin so much and not even a faint glow :( im very upset about this as I spent over 100 quid on them and they havent even lasted a year :( they used to look so pretty with the lights reflecting off our ponds.
Kerry - 6th December 2011
Firebox says: Hi Kerry, I am very sorry to hear about your Firewinders. Why not contact and let them know about your problem. I'm sure they will be glad to help.