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Idealeben® Brighter and Bigger Solar Lights Led/ Solar Motion Sensor Light/ Security Lights Outdoor Solar Wall Lamp(12LED,warm white)
I love solar lights, and over the last few years they’ve become far better in variety, construction and reliability and value for money. This light can be fixed to a wall via the screw hole provided, or simply hung over a convenient hook. I’ve had several of these so far and all worked well so long as correctly position.
These three are triangular in shape and packs a real punch in terms of light delivered.The light on two is warm soft orange colour and bright white on one. ( you can see the comparison in one of the images) It’s on one side of the triangle with the charging surface on the other. The unit needs to be placed facing south ideally. It charged even in just a few hours of our weak Nov UK daylight.Once charged and set up via the pin on/off switch it has two brightness settings, a dim light and a bright one when movement nearby is detected. It comes on as daylight light gets low. The only downside to these units I can see is that there’s no way to have them actually off until needed. All the ones I’ve had have a pin to insert in a small hole for an on switch. It needs inserting on first use, and then each time the battery runs out. I think a simple button would work better as there’s nowhere on the device to store the pin. Something for manufacturers to think on maybe 😉 or maybe there’s a reason for this that I can’t work out?
I currently test all these lights in our conservatory. Stupidly it was summer when built and I didn’t think about lights, much needed when trekking through to downstairs loo….but it’s a great testing position for these lights. This was tested positioned on the windowsill with charger facing out and worked perfectly. It came on when someone entered room at full brightness, reverting back to dim after 30 seconds. Its even been working in the early morning when Him Indoors goes out to feed my horse and its still only half light – very useful. I didn’t expect that as its actually positioned indoors behind glass and facing north! All the things that don’t work for ideal charging conditions and yet its working perfectly for us. It’s not what’s recommended of course and maybe I just got lucky.
I have found that the smaller ones worked really well for a few days but then doesn’t stay charged all evening. They’re fine if I place it outside in a sunny position so I think that indoors, north facing, doesn’t work well with the smaller ones. Maybe they aren’t able to store enough charge? I don’t know – I’m just writing what’s happened. If you’re using these outside small or large ones should work perfectly. I don’t see there’d be an issue so long as you ensure that the charger is positioned to catch the sun. If ever you get one that doesn’t work contact the seller – it happens. I had one recently that just didn’t come on, and seller replaced very promptly. Like everything some get damaged in transit and I’ve almost always found sellers very helpful.
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