Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 57
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kens Love this Path Light
Fully assembled, ready to find the perfect spot for installation. I needed to extend the fixture pigtail wire because even though it was a good length, my 12 Volt main feed wire was too far back in the landscape stones under the deck. Waterproof wirenuts and waterproof cable are available for purchase. The lamp is much brighter than the 4 Watt bulb lights in the rest of the system and it certainly makes a statement of beauty!
July 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dreadlocs22 Not worth the monies
I purchased 10 lights, so far in 6 months 7 need replacing due to failing to light, taking on water, have been in contact with home depot regarding this matter. Am told that we've not had lots of problems with these. Have received 3 will need to replace 4 more due to the same problem. Been at almost a month and have not got the replacements yet. I have an open ticket on file.
November 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer88 Beautiful path light.
This path light was a great upgrade to a basic bollard that I had in the plantings next to my driveway. It's a Pathscapes brand and it felt very solid with cast parts and real, crackled glass. Installation was a breeze since the light is basically assembled out of the box. All I had to do was screw together the posts and attach the stake. The fixture comes pre-wired including the connector that attaches it to the power wire from the transformer. The connector will fit wire gauges from 14 to 18 using the hardware that's included in the box. I have 16ga wire from my transformer. I hand-tightened the connector to the power wire and it was very secure, making the electrical connection on the first attempt, no tools required. The installation took me less than five minutes. The fixture stands about 18" tall when installed, which was just right. The best part is the illumination at night. It is the perfect brightness for the location in the plantings, giving off a nice, warm glow with a beautiful pattern from the crackled glass. The fact that it is LED is a bonus, which uses a lot less energy and will last a lot longer than lights with regular bulbs.
August 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BetazedEd Great on covered walkway with no water from rain or wattering.
After reading the customer reviews, i realized these lights would be better installed under cover from water exposure. I used them to replace older landscape lighting that I had retro-fitted with LED "after market" lamps that were growing dimmer with age and some older LED Solar remote placement lights that were never very bright. These are very bright, nice looking but not made with heavy duty aluminum so they will not last much longer than the LED lamps themselves. Keeping them out of the weather, under my covered entry will help but expect to replace them in 5 years. Better than plastic LED light fixtures but not as good a Comercial Grade, these lights will last untill you get board of them in 5 years.
February 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarilynB Cute little path light works great!
Although this path light is smaller than I had expected, it has a good weight to it and it looks good. The heavy crackle glass gives it an interesting light pattern at night. It stands about 19" above the ground. The design is simple, and it looks great during the day and the night.
It was very easy to install, and I like the design of the screw-on connector (which has inserts for either 14 or 16 gauge wires). This connector is so much better than any other screw types I've used before - the insert has 2 little knobs that holds the wire in so that it does not jump out while trying to screw the cap on. The wire extension is about 33" long, and it only took a few minutes to connect to my main wire.
With the cast aluminum construction, I like not having to be concerned about rust in the future.
After reading other reviews, I do not understand how some people found their lights filling with water, as there are 2 drain holes on the plastic bottom of the light fixture. I considered putting extra sealant on the post on top, but I see traces of a white tape (see photo), so I am taking a chance that this problem has now been corrected. To test it, I gave it a good, long shower with the hose, and I saw no sign of any water inside and the light works fine.
August 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CaribbeanSoul Nice Lights, if you want to fix the defect
These lights look nice once installed as it has a crackled glass globe & gives a nice pattern of light. There is a manufacturing defect that I can see that will most likely cause them to fail. Where the pole goes into the top of the light fixture, it's not sealed very well and will allow water to get into the fixture, and the LED is directly under it. I bought one to try out and took it apart, and sealed all around the nut that holds the rod onto the top, with a thick coat of silicone. For a week, I kept pouring water over it every day, trying to make it fail and it never did. I am not sure how it could fill up with water, as another reviewer noted, as there are two holes in the bottom of it. The bottom is actually plastic and not glass like the rest of the globe.
I bought 7 more & took them apart to seal them up too and what I found, was some had a washer under the nut, with just a dab of sealer, while others did not. I am guess that is why some may be failing sooner than others and the only way to know, is to take off the globe & LED. At that point, might as well seal them up and be done with it. Maybe this was something left off or the started adding this after many failed.
You should not have to fix them this way, but we like the lights and it was at a good price point. There are only 4 screws holding on the globe and two holding in the LED. it took about 5-10 minutes per light to seal it up. You could put sealant on the outside, around the top where the pole goes through, but it would not look as nice as it would shine against the matted finish, plus it would collect dirt.
The light is bright and the pattern is about 3-4 feet on each size, so I believe for a pathway, you could place them 8 feet apart. The connector is much better than Malibu's little clips. It is about the size of two plastic lids off a gallon milk jug. You unscrew the two pieces, lay lay the cable in it (14 or 16 gauge) and then twist the two pieces back together to make the connection.
So far, they are holding up the past two weeks and not seen an issues with them and if one fails and I can tell it was from water, i can post back. I am posting two pictures, one with what the inside looks like and where the nut is located you should seal up and the other, shows the light pattern on our sidewalk. Hopefully the above information will help you decide if it's worth it to you.
May 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 07005 Great lighs
Saw the negative reviews about the water collection/leak and was hesitant. Saw in store and these all had drain holes. For added assurance i spent ~2 minutes each & wiped clear silicone in the groove between pole and housing on exterior. Can't even see it. Has rained hard and no leaks. These went in very easily and look great. Used the $21 Deck Impressions 45W transformer. Lights are nice and bright at 120 lumens and use just 0.7W each! Spaced 8 feet at 1st and after a couple of nights of not liking the spacing and length I moved to 10 feet space which lengthened my run of 6 lights. Plenty of light along the driveway. Could have gone 12 ft no problem even if on a sidewalk. Bought at store on end of year clearance super cheap. What a steal. Would pay full price for sure if i had to...
November 2, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Donbeach Works very well, if you seal the top
I installed four of these lights about a year ago. After reading previous reviews, I sealed the top of the light where the tube is attached to the light fixture with some super glue. I have had no problems with the lights since installation. I agree that the quality of the product is questionable, but they look so nice I decided to do a little preventive maintenance and so far it seems to have paid off. The electrical connectors are very difficult to get to make proper contact with the supply wire. I squeezed them with pliers while tightening them and it seems to help.
June 8, 2015