Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 26
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BettyD Not Bright Enough
Alas, I was hoping this light would be bright enough to light up my cherry blossom tree. It isn't. I don't know if solar lights are not yet powerful enough or if this particular light didn't have sufficient wattage, but I am disappointed. I hope to find a suitable location for it in the yard - feels pretty unreturnable after sitting in the ground for a couple of days.
March 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fatcatdj Best solar spot on the market...period
I originally purchased the Hampton Bay 3 LED light set. Big mistake. Looked like some kid's toy & plastic too. My 3 LED pocket flashlight is brighter.
So I bought 3 of these. Yep, my friends thought I was nuts spending $120 plus tax on 3 solar lights. But let me tell you, these guys aren't kidding when they say its 230 times BRIGHTER than a cheap three dollar solar light.
This sucker has a big solar panel and takes 2 batteries, but its worth the ugliness because its on all night. Don't waste your time with any other solar light. Kind of pricey though but you get what you pay for. I love these and they are made out of alloy, not plastic.
October 29, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by constructionlady Owned this product for over 1 year
At first, I was a bit surprised how expensive this 1 solar light is ($40) when I can buy 4 for the same price.
After a year of owning it - I'm OK with the price. First of all, I live in New York and my yard gets very little Northern sunlight (3 hours in the summer). It seems "day light" is all it needs. It charges during the day and it works (with bright light) from sunset until 1 am. I'm using it to illuminate a statue and it works really well. Secondly, and the main reason why I'm writing this review - I forgot this light outside all through out winter - nothing happened to it. Negative 10 degrees: no problem. It's like it's indestructible (hopefully forever :o).
July 1, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nobetta High output solar powered spot light, home depot SKU 256-091 (UPC 082392208486) Hampton Bay
This is the best solar spot light that was on the market. It works excellent and the quality of how it performs is out of the park. The problem is now Home Depot no longer has it. What does one have to do to ask you to put it back in your stores. The long power cord allows you to put the solar panel at the optimum position while the spot light can also be placed where you want it. The price for this unit was right on the money. I personally do not like the solar spot lights that have the "ugly" solar panel on top of the spot light, this impairs the beauty of where you want to put the spot light and distracts from the foliage that you are putting the spot in as well as detouring the ability to get the maximum sun / solar to charge the unit. The light that this unit produces is right on the money and lights up the area you want and them some. I wish they would try and find and bring this product back into your store. Thank you
October 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sheli3 Good bright spot for small area
I was happy that it wasnt made of plastic as is the case with many others. It has a good deal of light for a small spot. I would recommend it to someone looking to spot a small area. We have a "tree face" on a maple in our front yard. We use this spot at the bottom of the tree and shine it upwards. It works really well and all the neighborhood kids love the "tree man".
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Best Solar LED Light and still working after 2 years
This is the best solar LED spotlight available. Two years ago purchased three, one did not work and was replaced at the local HD. Currently all three spotlights are working and are still very bright. In my experience most LED solar lights last only one to two years and fail.
The batteries last only for approx. one year and then need to be replaced. The HD replacement batteries positive terminal is lower and a piece of aluminum foil is needed to make the connection. Replacement battery is type "18500 lithium phosphate battery."
February 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by horseshoe bright for solar battery led
We have a stone walkway we wanted to illuminate at night without having a floodlight on all night. These spotlights are much brighter than the cheaper 1.5 or 3 lumen solar lights you stick in the ground (that are like little torches). I bought 2 of these spotlights which throw of a surprising amount of light for solar battery spotlights. The solar panels are relatively big but because a very long cord is provided between panel and spotlight, you can put the panel in a less conspicuous place (provided it still gets sunlight). I don't think bright enough to light up the side of a large structure or a big walkway, but a noticeable and bright spotlight for modest-sized area. Don't know about durability and battery life yet because I only purchased several weeks ago.
September 27, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SCVPJ Very happy, so far
Outstanding!. I've got $10 solar spotlights up lighting trees along our yard but needed a solar spotlight with 'remote' solar charging panel. This did the trick with long wires from the panels to the light unit.
It's a solidly put together light that is plenty bright. The biggest pluses are the price and the remote panel that lets you get maximum sun exposure.
August 6, 2014