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LED Solar 54-Lumen Wall Wash

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Harness the power of the Sun with the Malibu LED Solar 54 Lumen Wall Wash. Featuring an adjustable lamp head that provides targeted illumination, the Malibu Solar Remote Panel Wall Wash Spotlight is a great way to highlight your home's exterior spaces and/or landscape areas. This spotlight's durable metal construction offers resistance to inclement weather and features a remote solar panel for maximum sunlight exposure. Increase your curb appeal and save energy with the Malibu Solar Remote Panel Wall Wash Spotlight.

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How long should the batteries last?

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azstar
Phoenix, AZ
July 4, 2013
I purchased one of these lights on 06/02/13 and it started out nice and bright but within less than two weeks it was barely lighting at all and sometimes flickered when turned on. I went back to Home Depot and exchanged it for a new one on 06/15/13 and the replacement was great for the first couple weeks and now is much dimmer when it first comes on and doesn't last long as it first did. I live near Phoenix, Arizona where it is sunny pretty much every day. The solar panel is in direct sun for well over 9 hours per day so it should be getting plenty of charge. Please let me know how often batteries should need changing and also the type of battery used so I can find replacements if needed. Or did I manage to get another bad unit and should I exchange this one as well? Thanks
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May 14, 2015
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I found that my (8) batteries in the (4) units are still good, I purchased 4 units and installed them Aug 2013 in the Florida keys, very sunny here. As a former electronic tech I found that 2 of the 4 solar panels on the units are defective with only partially operating cells. These panels are susceptible to weather and sunlight, the panels have darkened and put out too little voltage to charge the Read More
I found that my (8) batteries in the (4) units are still good, I purchased 4 units and installed them Aug 2013 in the Florida keys, very sunny here. As a former electronic tech I found that 2 of the 4 solar panels on the units are defective with only partially operating cells. These panels are susceptible to weather and sunlight, the panels have darkened and put out too little voltage to charge the batteries well enough. I have swapped out batteries from goodly working units into units that were poorly working and the poorly working units still did not work. When I put the poorly working units batteries into the good working units the goodly working units worked good. This meant to me that the batteries are good but the solar panels that charge the batteries are bad. And yes these units at about $50.00 each are only a year and 3/4 old. I have been told that nothing lasts forever, but at $50.00 each, I would hope they would last at least 5 years. On another site I found the warranty is 4 months, quite a joke. 2 of 4 units are still work good, the other 2 units obviously have defective solar panels.
P.S. the solar panels provide the voltage to charge the batteries in day time, but also provide the sensor signal to turn-on the units at dusk and turn-off again with sunlight.
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Texas
August 22, 2013
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I purchased Malibu Wall Wash and Spotlights, all with 18500 batteries. The spotlights were getting dimmer after about a year and so I tried a pair of Hampton Bay replacements and a pair from Yards and Beyond (ebay). Within a month the Hampton Bay pair had popped their tops so were returned to Home Depot for replacement. When I put the new pair into the spotlight holder I noticed that the button top is Read More
I purchased Malibu Wall Wash and Spotlights, all with 18500 batteries. The spotlights were getting dimmer after about a year and so I tried a pair of Hampton Bay replacements and a pair from Yards and Beyond (ebay). Within a month the Hampton Bay pair had popped their tops so were returned to Home Depot for replacement. When I put the new pair into the spotlight holder I noticed that the button top is not as prominent as originals and was not always making good contact (springs are rather weak and there are shoulders inside the battery holder). So I have added a bit of heavy copper wire between the battery positive and the metal strip. We'll see. In the meantime, I have tried to reach Malibu to see what they offer. Their website Contact Us page seems to want a required "Select Issue" but my browser won't show the menu and they never seem to answer their phone line customer service. The page for the spotlights lists "no accessories available" under Parts. Read Less
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Covina, CA 91724, USA
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July 24, 2013
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You might check the battery to see if it is properly seated into the battery compartment and making good contact. There is also a plastic film over the solar panel that needs to be removed before use. Finally, I would press the on/off button a couple of times to make sure it is properly set.
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Corsicana, Texas
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July 12, 2013
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Mine have lasted close to a year so far....so something is up. Some things to check....have you peeled the protective film off the solar panels? Are panels angled up properly to catch sun properly, and away from the house far enough to receive DIRECT sun all day?
If everything checks out...return. I once opened box from the shelf that had a quite well used unit, obviously returned, and put back on the
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Mine have lasted close to a year so far....so something is up. Some things to check....have you peeled the protective film off the solar panels? Are panels angled up properly to catch sun properly, and away from the house far enough to receive DIRECT sun all day?
If everything checks out...return. I once opened box from the shelf that had a quite well used unit, obviously returned, and put back on the shelf.
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July 8, 2013
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I too am in the Phoenix, AZ area and had a similar experience and recently exchanged the light for another when it would only last a few hours into the night. I contemplated just replacing the batteries, but elected to swap out the whole light.
The rechargeable batteries themselves are 18500 size, 3.2 volts, 900 mAh capacity Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) and Malibu recommends both ordering replacements Read More
I too am in the Phoenix, AZ area and had a similar experience and recently exchanged the light for another when it would only last a few hours into the night. I contemplated just replacing the batteries, but elected to swap out the whole light.
The rechargeable batteries themselves are 18500 size, 3.2 volts, 900 mAh capacity Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) and Malibu recommends both ordering replacements through them and changing them annually. I've yet to replace mine, but I've seen replacements by Hampton Bay on the shelf at my local Home Depot. I cannot comment on specifics related to the originally included batteries or the Hampton Bay variety, but I've seen similar batteries listed at up to 2000 charge cycles. Read Less
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July 5, 2013
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Sounds like you just need some replacement batteries. We do not have a specific cause of why both of these would have gone out in a fairly short amount of time, but with scenario's like this it is almost always the battery that has just dies. The part number for the batteries is 4100-2600-02 and it is labeled as a 18-500 Lithium battery.
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Phoenix, AZ
July 5, 2013
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Thanks for the answer @tommyboy. I opened the light this morning so I could see what batteries it needed. I discovered that the batteries had actually burst and leaked in there, the back of the reflector was streaked with battery contents. So I'm giving it one more chance, returned that one, also bought replacement batteries and installed them right away. Hopefully this will work out this time.
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Thanks for the answer @tommyboy. I opened the light this morning so I could see what batteries it needed. I discovered that the batteries had actually burst and leaked in there, the back of the reflector was streaked with battery contents. So I'm giving it one more chance, returned that one, also bought replacement batteries and installed them right away. Hopefully this will work out this time.
I wonder if it's possible for the batteries to over charge from too much sun, or if it was affected by the extreme Phoenix temps last week. I live in the far east side of the Phoenix valley, not quite as hot here as downtown, but we did get up to 116° a couple days. Read Less
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July 5, 2013
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If the batteries are in good shape, the light should run up to 10 hours when receiving full sun during the day. I have found that the batteries that come with the Malibu lights are typically defective. It took me months to get replacement batteries from Malibu, so in the meantime I purchased another set of batteries from Home Depot. That is not the way it should be and it is sad that Malibu does not Read More
If the batteries are in good shape, the light should run up to 10 hours when receiving full sun during the day. I have found that the batteries that come with the Malibu lights are typically defective. It took me months to get replacement batteries from Malibu, so in the meantime I purchased another set of batteries from Home Depot. That is not the way it should be and it is sad that Malibu does not recognize the problem with the batteries they are installing. The light itself is decent and does work as it should when it has properly working lithium cells installed. Therefore I would recommend doing as I did, replace the batteries with a new set and you will be fine for a long time. Read Less
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where is on/off switch? Is it the rubber round thing on top of light?

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June 28, 2013
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August 5, 2014
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There is a small rubber button on the back of the light for off / on.
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The on/off switch is directly in back of the light. You will notice a small rubber "bump" there.
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July 2, 2013
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Yes, the button that is on the back of the housing is the on/off switch for that light. If you are not sure which is toggled, you can leave it out in the sun for 24 hours and by then it should have a sufficient charge either way whether it was on or off.
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June 28, 2013
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The on/off switch is the rubber button on the back of the lamp.
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June 28, 2013
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There is no "on/off" switch. The light turns on at dusk and off at dawn depending on the time of the year and how long the batteries are charged by the sun during the daylight hours through the solar panel on top. The light incorporates a sensor which determines when to turn the light on and off.
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How long will it stay lit if charged only by a bright, but overcast day?

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Dan5954
Sterling Hts, MI
May 10, 2013
I imagine on a sunny day it can run 8 or more hours, but what do I get if it is overcast, 2 hours? More? Less?
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September 29, 2015
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This depends. How many days in a row, what is the temperature, and how much light is actually hitting the panel? I think that they will work better than you might think, but climate may have an impact.
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March 19, 2015
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My experience has been it lasts about 4 hours on overcast days
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July 24, 2013
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Depending on the type of overcast, it can still last up to 8 hours as long as it is not dark and cloudy.
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May 13, 2013
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On a clear day you will get 8-10 hours of run time. On an overcast day, depending on how overcast it is, you should still get 6-8 hours. Of course, the more clouds there are the less charge you will get.
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Brandon, Florida
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May 10, 2013
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The light will only produce illumination for 4 to 5 hours at most, although the solar panel with still convert "light" into energy to charge the internal batteries, it will not be a full charge due to the diminished sunlight. I keep extra lithium batteries in a charger when there has been no sun, to install for a full night of illumination. With this light though, battery change out is not real easy, but Read More
The light will only produce illumination for 4 to 5 hours at most, although the solar panel with still convert "light" into energy to charge the internal batteries, it will not be a full charge due to the diminished sunlight. I keep extra lithium batteries in a charger when there has been no sun, to install for a full night of illumination. With this light though, battery change out is not real easy, but it can be done in just a few minutes. The battery carrier really locks the lithium batteries securely and you have to pry them out of the carrier. I have slightly damaged a battery or two in this regard. During the summer months when the sun is high in the sky and has been full all day, I get at least 10 to 12 hours of illumination. You can replace the internal batteries with higher capacity batteries that store more energy as well. I have done this and was pleased with the results. Read Less
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How bright is the light

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David
Olive Branch, MS
February 12, 2013
Will this spot light light up a door 5 feet away and will they light up corners of the house to the roof from the ground?
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Falmouth, MA
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August 5, 2014
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The light is very bright but it's important to understand that it's a "wall wash light" not a "spot light". We have a 3,700 square foot house and this lights up the entire front with the same level of light instead of a specific spot with the light getting dimmer the further away you go from the spot.
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April 10, 2013
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Yes on both questions. I have been very happy with these lights and they do shine clear up to my roof line and cover at least a 5 foot spread each. Hope this helps.
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February 14, 2013
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The light is designed to cover the area you are referring to and puts out 54 lumens of brightness.
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February 13, 2013
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First of all, this is not a "spot light", it is a "wall wash" light. This means that the beam that is projected is very wide and not a focused beam, such as a spot light. It is great for general lighting of a wide area that you wish to "wash" with a gentle light. I have a couple of these to light up a wide area from top to bottom and side to side, with coverage being about ten feet in circumference. That Read More
First of all, this is not a "spot light", it is a "wall wash" light. This means that the beam that is projected is very wide and not a focused beam, such as a spot light. It is great for general lighting of a wide area that you wish to "wash" with a gentle light. I have a couple of these to light up a wide area from top to bottom and side to side, with coverage being about ten feet in circumference. That also depends on how far away from the area you place the light, which takes some experimenting. I prefer the "wall wash" lights over the spotlights for the overall coverage of illumination they provide. Read Less
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Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 47 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very satisfied Have used these for 2 years now to light both of our Brookview North subdivision entrance signs, one light per sign. (I had figured I'd be happy if they lasted only a year!) Gives a nice broad light on sign from probably only 6 feet or so away. Our solar panels are poorly exposed to sunglight due to surronding vegatation, but even in the winter we will get a couple hours of light typically. Have had no electrical or water problems, the only bad thing that has happened is that this year one of the solar panels must have gotten hit hard and broke the plastic just below the pivot point; no problem, I epoxy-glued it back together and I'm up and running again. I've attached two pictures so you can see one of the lights in action. March 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Very dissappointing .... This light worked great the first night ... next night a little less brighter I noticed, next night was a little less brighter ... thinking it was not charging well I was going to be patient. Then finally I went to look at it .... this light is not moisture proof. The moisture creeps in with no way to get it out without bringing it inside and letting it dry out for a few days.. really? I see a few others posted the same thing .. I have never written a product review but felt compelled to warn you all.... In a constantly warmer environment, this might work great, but not in New Jersey in the fall. Look for other options. Malibu must know this so very well... any comments Malibu? November 3, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Junk I have had these lights, as I bought in a pair to shine up to trees in our yard for a few years. The rub is that I've had to take these lights back to refund and buy again I don't know how many times, I'd say 3 times each for the pair. They emit great light when they work and look good doing it. Now I find out that Malibu is going out of business so I guess I'm going to have to find another light to work for highlighting our trees. Great concept that seems to only work on the drawing-board. These lights seem to seep water and once water gets in, forget about it. January 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Value This is a great value as it is so bright and I thought I would have to spend more to get a light this bright. It lasts through the night and is still dimly lit in the morning. It was super easy to install and looks great. We have it shining on our address post so people can see it at night and it makes our address very visible from the street. I love that you can adjust the angle that the light shines and the solar panel can either be attached to the light or away from the light to hide it from view. December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Outstanding Solar Lights Overall, I find these Malibu LED Solar Wall Wash lights to be an excellent product that I would recommend without reservation. After looking around at various landscape lighting options, I purchased 3 of these solar wall wash lights and I sure am glad I did. They do a beautiful job illuminating a few trellises in my backyard with a warm white light (3000k) rather than the bluish white light (5000k) provided by so many other solar lights. While they aren't as bright as non-solar wall wash lights, they are far brighter than most other solar lights currently available and are perfect for the job at hand. My amateur cell phone photos of these lights in action really cannot capture the elegance they bring to my backyard. The heft and quality of the lights themselves is impressive, but the stems they stand upon are lightweight aluminium and a bit longer than I believe is necessary for my purpose, which makes the lights a little top heavy. I considered cutting the stems down a bit, but was too eager to get them installed and revel in the beauty they add to my landscaping. I also have concerns about the longevity of the plastic stakes that anchor the light and solar panel into the ground and plastic connectors that attach the light and solar panel to their stems. Time will tell how everything holds up to the elements. I was so impressed with these lights, I purchased a Malibu LED Solar Spotlight to uplight a tree and found myself equally impressed by its performance. June 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product Easy to install and plenty of light at night. Lasts most of the night . December 8, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Solar LED wall wash light The wall wash solar LED light shows quite a bit of light and the battery lasts all night and it is made of metal, not plastic. After installing the light to up-light a palm tree, I notice quite a bit of moisture inside the lens so the unit is NOT waterproof it seems. Interior moisture seems to be the problem with all the different solar lights of this style (up-lighting) and I am finding that the internal electronics deteriorate quite fast. I would like manufacturer to comment if this moisture is an inherent problem or I just have a defective unit as this is a pricey light which I hoped would last a lot longer than the cheap plastic lights it is replacing. Would have been 5 stars except for the interior moisture problem. August 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best solar product These are expensive lights, but I have one going on two years that runs all night. As powerful as one with a cord. Good stuff. I wish the mounting bars were longer and all metal, but other than that ...very good. September 29, 2015
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