Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 36
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ike4 CHANGE THE BATTERIES = Awesome lights!
These lights are, as packaged, limited by the batteries they come with: a typical chinese NiCad battery that will only last a couple months. The good news is they are a standard AA battery: I went online and spent a few bucks extra on HIGH QUALITY NiMH batteries, and the lights now stay on from dusk to dawn! Many will pooh-pooh the extra cost of the NiMH batteries, but having solar lights that burn all night is much more convenient than running all the wiring for a low-voltage lighting setup.
June 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by slim4toolbuyer So...So!
Worked well in the summer. These don't work very good in the cold weather, with the winter sun providing limited charge time. Kind of disappointing. The plastic portion of the anchors breaks easily. I will install pvc pipes and insert these lites into the pvc. Also will try a can filled with gravel as an anchor. My garden hose knocked a couple of these over, breaking the plastic anchor point on the stakes.
December 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by amoden Not meant for outdoor use.
I bought about 18 of these lights. They looked good and assembled easily. After about 4 months maybe 5/18 still work. That is a pretty short lifespan. Many don't operate at all, and some that do flicker on and off as soon as the sun goes down. The photocells surface is cheap plastic and most look like they are starting to fade. This is a bit unusual for something that needs to be in direct sunlight.
September 5, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MichelleC Great Looking Lights.....Poor Quality Materials
These lights are GREAT looking on our walkway, but the stakes break so easily since they are made of plastic. The solar panel gets water and moisture inside wihich renders the lights useless since they cannot charge correctly. If the stakes were made of metal instead of plastic it would not be such a bad product for the money.
November 3, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Donna This is a nice looking light.
Durable, bright white lights, easy instalation, looks beautiful when lights are working. I bought these lights to light up sidewalk. Trouble is,the lights are gone by 10:00. The info on box says 10 hours of light. It is winter time now and I understand they need lots of sunlight, but, I bought another set of lights at the same time I got these( a different brand) which are getting the same amount of sun time and those lights work all through the night..Even on cloudy days, the other brand light up and stay lit...I really believe that there is a sensor problem on these lights. I spaced them apart as suggested..Only a few lasted about 3 hours. The lights went out at different times..I really like these lights but are thinking about taking them back and getting the set that works well.
January 13, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jas1 junk and fade quick
Installed these 2 years ago, the 1st light went out in 10 months. I purchased two, 1 spare hoping to never need it; with these junky lamps you will need more. You are better off paying the power bill and use standard bulb if you are trying to same money or go eco,because you have more junk for the land fill with these.
August 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Paul Great look but some issues.
Assembled and installed in minutes. When all lit up, they look fantastic. Some lights go out sooner than others, even though they get the same amount of sunlight. Cloudy days obviously effect their power. Not a bad product but could be improved.
October 9, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Regretful Cheap, low quality
I bought the 6 pack kit of these lights in the early summer, plus two more spare to finish out the path scheme. I recently had to go into Home Depot to pick up a spare light to replace on that failed. Last night I noticed that I had a second one fail. I took that failed light out of the string and powered them directly at the end of the low voltage cable to ensure that they were getting the proper voltage and connectivity, but no luck. It looks like the internal board has failed on both units.
Additionally I have now had two of these lights get broken off at the PLASTIC stake at the neck point to the light itself. These are not robust enough to be a pathway light.
December 4, 2013