Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 15
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Elderly Consider Certain Facts Before Purchase
I put our lamp on the post about the beginning of December in South Carolina. It's supposed to take a couple days to fully charge, but that presupposes at least 8 hours/day of direct sunlight. We not getting that much sun because of time of year and trees nearby. Result: the lamp has never stayed lit at night for more than a couple hours. I expect things to be very different when the days get longer. But if your lamp-post is in shade (partial shade?), it's not clear to me that even in the summer you could expect it to charge enough to burn all night. (BTW, be aware that you'll have to drill three holes in your post to mount the support for the lamp, and that depending on when your post was built you may need a pretty hard bit to get through it.)
December 18, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by shopper1 Beautiful but very poor output
beautiful looking but has very poor output. I am still debating returning but I got it at a really good price and may keep it until I find something better. To get more output you have to get a 23 inch light which is huge. It will not illuminate the walk just small area around the base of the post. Battery life if not 100% bright summer sun is very poor. That said if it were brighter would be an excellent product.
December 26, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by amanda It will do until something better comes along.
Not as bright as a normal post light, as other reviews noted. It's more "accent lighting" than a normal post light. But it is much better than a totally dark post lamp, which was our alternative. It was a lot less expensive than running a new electrical line to our lamp post. The big advantage is convenience. We don't have to remember to turn it on. When we are away for the day and come back after dark, we have some light in the driveway.
July 9, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by aviator108 great idea inadequate performance
The description for this thing brags about an 8-10 hour duration. That would be okay for summer, when the nights are so short that very little outside lighting is needed. What this needs to be of practical use is enough battery to get at least sixteen hour duration and enough solar panel to charge that battery on short cloudy winter days. As it is, it is little more than a cute toy.
September 16, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy Insufficient brightness an expensive disappointment
While they look nice, they do not put out enough light. As gate post lights, we want the gate area to be well lit. Unfortunately, that's not happening. Bought 3 of these lights and they are not cheap. We don't feel we are getting our money's worth. The claim on the box for very high brightness is totally misleading; we're disappointed.
May 29, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Anne Not as described
The description of this item says pole or wall mount, but in fact it is only for pole mount. I needed a wall mount light and contacted the manufacturer to see if this could be adapted. They said no, so I returned the item. This might be a good product, but it is not as described.
On the plus side, the store was very accomodating about taking the product back.
November 8, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sunshinelover Works very well
Product seems to be of a high quality. It makes a nice accent light as the illumination does project far at all. I knew this ahead of time so it does what I wanted it for. The mounting leaves a little bit to be desired. It requires marking and drilling of the mounting post for the set screws to work correctly. The screw holes are tiny. It is what I expected and it lasts all night.
June 12, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by shanc2u Just what I needed
We bought our house and it had just a pole where the electric light once was. I don't want to spend the money on an electrician and this was a great option. I painted the pole and put the light on top, it looks great and was that easy. Just be aware I wouldn't buy it for the light it gives off, as it is solar and only covers about a 15 foot area around the light.
April 10, 2012