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Sunshade with an illuminating device

Image Number 2 for United States Patent #6840657.

A sunshade includes a post having a rib-mounting member mounted thereon, a plurality of ribs each having an upper end pivotally connected to the rib-mounting member, a runner slidably mounted on the post, a plurality of stretchers each having an upper end pivotally connected to an intermediate portion of an associated rib and a lower end pivotally connected to the runner, a solar energy device mounted on the sunshade for receiving solar energy and transforming solar energy into electricity, and at least one light unit mounted on at least one of the ribs. The light unit is electrically connected to the solar energy device, thereby providing illumination without the need of an external power source.

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