Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 71
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wkm313 Very easy to install...looks great!
I was a bit sceptical, but these lights are great. They stay on all night and were a snap to install. Planning on purchasing a few more sets for the rest of my yard.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by collegeshaun Great lights
I bought my first set last night. These lights were easy to set up and when I went to check on them later on (when it got dark), the lights were surprisingly bright! I actually went out and bought another set for the other side of my back yard and am planning on buying a third set for my front yard! :)
Very happy with my purchase...so far.
Also, very easy to assemble. Assembly consisted of putting the stakes on and taking out the battery tag on each.
March 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TomCB Second set The first set ran all winter !
These are the best i have used
They are bright and run a long time after dark
most other brands use 1 battery these use 2 two and
run much longer
April 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by StellB Great for outside the house!
spruces up the garden making it feel enchanted with its soft glow.
April 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JASJ Much sunshine required.
Be advised that a day or more without sun is a night without lighted paths. Do not locate this item in a location without lots of sunshine. Be careful handling as the plastic is thin and easily cracked.
April 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoeNCA Great value for solar lights
We recently purchased a house and our back patio is fenced in and needed something to quick light it up. We nearly killed ourselves a few times over some steps or trying to unlock the back door in pitch darkness. These were on sale, and reviews were reasonably good. A couple important parts are having enough light to make it not pitch black, and enough lights (inexpensively enough) that we could light up important areas. And since we needed lights relatively quickly, using a full wired lights wasn't an option.
These fit the bill perfectly. They're fairly bright (for solar lights). They last well into the evening. (6 hours is more than enough, but most of them run all night if they've been in the direct sun.) Any of them in the direct sun for one day will last a few days after that if it's super cloudy. They're reasonably built. Like most solar lights, they're just plastic, but none of them broke on me. The stake sometimes sticks in the ground if you're moving them around, but it's easy enough to remedy.
The batteries they use is a standard AA battery. They're a low-capacity NiMH (350 mAh). If charged to capacity, they're run for a couple nights even without directly sunlight. (We have a couple areas that don't get a lot of direct sunlight, but they're still run a couple nights even if they don't.)
That said, they are solar lights. They run about as well as can be expected under various conditions. Of course they work best when they get lots of direct sunlight. On very cloudy/rainy days, only the ones that are in direct sun are on at all. (I suspect, they were fully charged a previous day and were running on a long charge.) The batteries are sized at a mere 350 mAh, which honestly will run for about 17 hours when fully charged, or about two evenings, so even if you have one very cloudy day, they'll still operate for another day or two. Most of the lights that are reasonably in direct sunlight for even a couple hours run well into the night. Surprisingly, even lights that get very little direct sunlight, if it's sunny out, they'll still run for a few hours even if they almost never get direct sunlight. (We have an area that's covered that is pitch black, but placing the lights near the outskirts of it will get some light for charging, even if it's relatively indirect.)
You could theoretically install bigger batteries on them to get more life out of them. (AA batteries can store 2000-2800 mAh, which would be enough to run a week in the dark.) I sometimes swap the ones in the direct sun for those in the shade, and I'll get a few days of run time out of them. A combination of that and a bigger battery and theoretically you could get a near month of run time out of them even in a relatively shady area. (I'm going to try that out and see!)
Oh and the instructions recommended putting them in the direct sun for 12 hours. We just put the AA batteries in a charger and fully charged them as it did the same thing.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with them. Our patio is no longer pitch black. Quite the opposite, our path is finally lit and we have yet to trip over anything. Highly recommend them. They're not going to be as bright as wired lights, but since they're relatively inexpensive, stock up on them and use a bunch. We got two six packs (12 total) and that met most of our needs quite well.
April 27, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NWHMOWNER Fantastic Lights!
these lights were a fantastic accessory to my yard they are not too bright, easy to install. Although these solar lights di not hold power for long even in direct sunlight 12 hrs or so.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ralph22 What a difference
After an extensive online search, we at the Shambhala Mountain Center decided to go with your Hampton Bay "pagoda style" solar pathway light to illuminate the grounds and trails leading up to our monument for world peace, "The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya". The lights are in the ground now (all 200 of them!), and we are very pleased with the result. These fixtures have a nice "Zen garden" look to them, they switch on promptly at dusk, and they cast a warm, diffused light that's not overpowering. Plus the installation was super easy. We also gave the stupa a fresh coat of paint using about 50 gallons of Behr "Marquee" Exterior Satin Enamel (Ultra Pure White). This is a NICE paint with excellent hiding and a smooth, durable finish. Looks just gorgeous...thanks HD!
September 27, 2013