Aa very pretty Decorative light
The light is extra ordinarily pretty to see, and is a very nice decorative piece of art. You can see it from the pictures. It is powered by solar cells, and outputs about 10 watts of power to give a 130 lumens of light, from it's 8 LED bulbs, which is meant for decoration of landscape.
It is very well made, and very easy to assemble and install, with 3 different options: wall , post (if you have) or floor.
The main advantage is that it does not need any wiring and it will always be ON at dusk,
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and will keep on going depends upon how much charge it received at day time.
It is recommended to be installed in a location where it can get the maximum amount of sunlight.
High Quality & Nice Design
This is a high quality solar lantern. It is well made and beautifully designed. I will review the different aspects in detail:
Beautiful design. Looks great. Looks expensive. Matches traditional and modern designs: the lantern shape is traditional but the conical reflector and LEDs give it a very modern look. The glass is 100% clear which makes the light more effective.
High end. High quality materials. Well made. Packaging is great and makes sure you receive the light
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Super easy to install. Obviously it does not require wires. Three mounting options: On a flat surface (using the provided base), on a wall (using the provided bracket), or on a 3" post (without base or bracket). Installation takes 5min max in post-mount or flat-mount options, but would take 10-15 min for wall-mount option. I did the wall-mount and it was fairly simple. My only complaint is that the two nuts / screw covers are powder-coated with the same black color as the lantern so that they blend-in and look less obtrusive, but this means while tightening they will lose paint and look scratched.
The light has one switch to select HIGH setting, LOW setting, or OFF. Very simple and easy to use. The switch is mounted towards the top of the lantern which should be accessible in most applications. The light sensor is on the top near the solar panel, which is the perfect location in my opinion. The light goes ON at dusk and I tested it to make sure it does not flicker when transitioning from light to dusk. The light works as claimed and I have no complaints on its operation.
Solar Panel & Light Output:
The solar panel is large enough and located on the top of the lantern to absorb the maximum amount of energy. The solar panel is covered with clear glass which means it is well protected and will last long. The light comes from 9 LEDs located on the top of the inside. The light reflects off of the conical reflector to distribute in a beautiful yet effective pattern. The light is warm white (yellowish) but if you need bright white there is another option. I personally prefer warm white for accent lighting, but bright white is usually more effective as area lighting. The manufacturer claims this light produces 130 lumens, which sounds about right when set to HIGH. When set to LOW, the output is less but this means it will last longer. The light lasted approx. 8 hours on the HIGH setting after charging almost a full day in the sun. On cloudy days I expect it to last 2-3 hours, which is alright. But this is the deal with solar lighting, you cannot rely on them as your sole source of light unless you have something equipped with a motion sensor to conserve the batteries until needed.
I posted some pictures of the lantern, the package, the contents, and installed as a sconce (wall-mounted). I am very happy with this product.
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