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Veranda 4 in. x 4 in. Copper Finish Plastic Solar Powered Post Cap

Veranda

4 in. x 4 in. Copper Finish Plastic Solar Powered Post Cap

$7.97 /each

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The copper plated plastic solar post cap will light the path to your garden, home or patio. Lighting adds emphasis to your landscape while providing safe passage to your home. Our solar post cap light is easy to mount, requires no wiring, is maintenance free and is aesthetically pleasing. The dusk to dawn sensor turns light on and off. Provides 8-hours or more of light per night when fully charged.

  • Perfect for deck, fence and sign projects
  • Fits nominal pressure-treated 4 in. x 4 in. wood fence or deck posts
  • With high quality solar panel
  • Long lasting LED bulb
  • Rechargeable battery 1pc included, mounting hardware included
  • Constructed of ABS plastic in copper weatherproof finish

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How do you remove the top portion of the cap to activate the battery?

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September 1, 2014
The manual says to "hold the button and rotate clockwise." I see no "button."
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Shiloh, IL
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September 12, 2016
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You turn the top clockwise
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September 2, 2016
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Yes it is difficult! I ended up prying up the 4 edges with a very thin blade and popped the top off. It would not budge trying to twist it. Then I coated the four tabs with a bit of Vaseline to make it easier for next time! Then I pulled the cheap Chinese NIMH battery, which is very poor, low on milliamps, and used another AA cell I had with twice-plus the power...a name brand. Finally, listening to Read More
Yes it is difficult! I ended up prying up the 4 edges with a very thin blade and popped the top off. It would not budge trying to twist it. Then I coated the four tabs with a bit of Vaseline to make it easier for next time! Then I pulled the cheap Chinese NIMH battery, which is very poor, low on milliamps, and used another AA cell I had with twice-plus the power...a name brand. Finally, listening to other complainers, I coated the copper-clad plastic top with a spray-on coat of acrylic clear spray which I hope will prevent excessive deterioration of the cap with weather. Let you know in 6 months how that worked! I don't regret buying at the price ($8ea). I don't expect a lot of light, just a decorative glow. If it is not bright enough, I'll entertain the thought of putting two batteries in series in it, somehow!! Read Less
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August 13, 2016
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Finally got it. The top copper part twists off the bottom portion. It doesn't look like it will but try it. Held mine in a towel and turned the top and it came right off. Remove the strip of paper from the batter section so the battery ends make contact and the light comes right on. Then twist the cover (copper lid) back on.
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Lexington, KY
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August 30, 2015
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"Maybe a manual misread? It reads "Remove the top portion from the post cap by holding the BOTTOM and rotating the top COUNTERCLOCKWISE. Hope this helps."
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Indianapolis, IN
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August 18, 2015
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I couldn't. I will be returning mine.
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San Jose, California
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August 1, 2015
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Twisting the top from the bottom activates the device when fully charged. Make sure to leave in full sun to get the full benefit of the first charge.
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Santa Rosa, California
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October 7, 2014
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Rotate the top relative to the base counterclockwise.
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La Grange, KY
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September 22, 2014
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The manual actually says, "Hold the BOTTOM and rotate clockwise." There is no "button". There are four notches molded in the clear plastic, and groves below the copper portion of the cap that those notches fit in. It is kind of a "slide lock" set-up that starts out wide and then gets narrow and locks in place.
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Cold white or warm white?

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October 30, 2015
I presume these are what I consider the less attractive cold white light?
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Shiloh, IL
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September 12, 2016
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Cool white
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Charlestown, SC
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June 19, 2016
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Yes they are that dead cold white. I haven't found any that are warm white. The cold is so harsh that I had the contractor only put them on the bottom posts of the stairs and not on the posts that are on the deck itself
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May 31, 2016
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I would say that it is cold white.
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May 16, 2016
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Cold white (not golden)
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Does not fit new Pre-treated 4x4 post

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Midlothian
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March 29, 2015
Any ideas on how to get it on a new 4x4 post? They will not go on the 4x4. Our deck installer thinks if we wait a while for the Pre-treated 4x4 to "dry" out, it will shrink. Any idea how long this process might take? Has anyone else had this problem with these? Thank you!
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Cincinnati OH
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June 8, 2016
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Yes - same problem here! I measured it and it is slightly smaller than the post. Must have to shave the end of the post to make it fit.
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Had same fitting problem on several of my posts. I sanded them down a little until they fit. Have no idea what so ever if "waiting for dry out" will solve the problem.
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Long Island, NY
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April 27, 2015
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I've had a few that were a snug fit on wet lumber but a few days in the sun and you should be able to get them on without much effort.
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That light doesn't work!

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January 18, 2016
This is the second one I have bought that doesn't light. I pulled the sticker off the solar panel and it has been in the second n for 2 days and still won't light
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Did you twist the top off of the base? The sticker on the top is just to protect the solar panel on top. There is a tab inside the light that keeps the battery from connecting until you remove it. Hold the top and bottom and twist the top counterclockwise then lift it up. Under the top you should see the tab. Pull it out and then cover the solar panel and the led should light. If all is good place the Read More
Did you twist the top off of the base? The sticker on the top is just to protect the solar panel on top. There is a tab inside the light that keeps the battery from connecting until you remove it. Hold the top and bottom and twist the top counterclockwise then lift it up. Under the top you should see the tab. Pull it out and then cover the solar panel and the led should light. If all is good place the top back on by aligning it back onto the tabs and twist clockwise.
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February 23, 2016
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I have several of the same lights and believe that there is a quality issue with the light controls so i would take them all back to Home Depot and demand your money back.
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4 in. x 4 in. Copper Finish Plastic Solar Powered Post Cap is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 62.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Potentially Harmful These caps look very nice and are inexpensive. However, when it rains, they leak through the solar panel on the top. Everyone of the 11 caps I purchased had this problem. The water stands inside the middle inside of the cap and rusts the four small screws that hold the bottom together. These screws are not galvanized. The water also leaks to the bottom of the cap and gets trapped between the cap and the wood post. The most important aspect of a post cap for me is protecting the top of the post. These caps not only fail to keep the water from the post, but trap it there inviting decay. I thank Home Depot for easily refunding my expenditure.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from dissapointed Although easy to install, for the amount of light emitted, well below the value for the price. I would not buy this item again nor would I recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from light failure We purchased four of these and within 2 days they all stopped working.
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I do not recommend this device My first surprise was the fit. My desk post are slightly smaller, that the cap. This makes a lot of slop in the fit. Next I was disappointed with light level. It was very low, but at first it lasted almost all night. Until the first rain killed 8 out of 10 of my units. I took them off the post and poured out the water. Poor design light photo sensor sits in socket with 2 holes in the bottom of the socket for the wires to go through. The rain sits in socket drips inside and shorts out the device electronics. The device might work better if you sealed top photo sensor on all 4 sides with a silicone, to prevent water from getting in. Just 2 weeks and the internal parts are rusting.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I'm glad I had low expectations. It looks nice in the day time but it never lit up. I think it ma... I'm glad I had low expectations. It looks nice in the day time but it never lit up. I think it may have lit up for 1/2 an hour the day I put it on but since then, nothing... Just more Chinese junk, that's all... I would never plan on using these for an important project. You get what you pay for. This was cheap and I didn't expect much so no harm, no foul.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Although they look nice and came with the hardware the solar power does not worth - so product fa... Although they look nice and came with the hardware the solar power does not worth - so product failure. disappointed and will most likely be taking them off and putting standards copper caps on.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value and decent quality I have had 11 of these for 2 years baking in the Arizona sun. During summer these lights last from dusk till dawn (winter they don't last as long). I have them mounted on pressure treated 4x4 about 12 feet up in the air. I have had to change out two of the batteries after 18 months. I replaced them with some 2500mAh NiMH batteries and they worked like brand new. For what you paid for, these are good lights. They have survived 120+ degree temperature in Arizona and the few months of heavy monsoon rain storms.
Date published: 2016-03-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage. Light stops working after 6 months. Finish tarnishes after 12 months. Entire unit di... Garbage. Light stops working after 6 months. Finish tarnishes after 12 months. Entire unit disintegrates after 18 months. Avoid.
Date published: 2016-12-20
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