Rated 3 out of 5Â by 23
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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 3 out of 5Â by Oliver Nice lights, but beware
I bought 6 of these lights. Installation was easy. After reading other customers' reviews, I decided to seal the lights where the post is fastened to the top the next day. That night, it rained and two lights filled with water. One light failed. I returned the failed light and emptied the water from the other. I put a tiny bead of clear silicone caulk around the area where the post goes into the top of the fixture. You can't really see the caulk because it is in the gap between the top and the post. It rained again yesterday and no water in the lights. If you are willing to seal these lights before you install them, I think you will be happy with them. I installed them 6 feet apart and at night, the light patterns just overlap each other. In my option, I would not install them any further apart than 6 feet. These 6 fixtures replaced 10 low voltage fixtures and provide at least twice the light. My wife loves them and thinks I'm a hero for installing them.
August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 1 out of 5Â by Landscaper1 LEAKS! Funny it should state "guaranteed not to rust"
I PAID BY THE HOUR to have someone install these and only weeks later 1 went out and upon inspection, find they are all FULL OF WATER after a rain....RUSTY WATER. I will be returning these defective lights and now will have to pay someone again and try to find new lights (these are the brightest lumens I could find for pathway lights) that cost more for less light. Extremely disappointed! Hired man took a long time with the install because they just would not cut through the electric wire and stay snapped together on it. He had to use pliers and squeeze hard and make many attempts to install, costing me more $ by the hour for the install job as it is!
June 24, 2014