Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 64
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PJCC Flexible, portable light for travel and home.
Out of the Box a Light w/Electric Eye and a Rechargeable power source with 15ft wire, a Manual and a bag of screws weighing less than 3lbs, can fit in your overhead airline bag. I’m installing this in a corner of the house that has electric security lights I don’t use, because the electric eye doesn’t work. The Solar lights will be my primary security light, with the heavy metal electric as a backup storm light.
The LED lights, according to the manual, are 200 Lumen, 6500K. My electric 100 Watt halogen is about 1,600 lumen. There are 45, up to 15 watt LED bulbs and I thought that was more Lumens than 200. Math aside, this LED light is brighter than I expected, but not as bright or hot as the electric flood. It lights the entire side of a small yard next to a patio.
The Motion Distance in the LED Manual says good up to 50ft. Walking straight at the electric eye in the dead of night it didn’t light until about 15 feet, but it wasn't fully charged.
A Features of this LED Security light, the Electric eye is on a swivel. It can be moved left and right. After installation you can change the area the light covers, that is convenient for security. The 150 degree motion range is about right. Ater walking into the eye to turn on the light, I stood still until the lights went off. The lights were triggered when I moved my hand.
Portability makes these a very attractive deal, if they consistently recharge. I'll know that with long term use. The lightweight design is good for backpacking. I know some condo like hotel chains that could use them as well.
Cons, The Xepa manual could give more in depth information about a couple of features.
Xepa wants you to replace batteries with their proprietary battery, The 15ft wire is thin and looks like a chew toy for our wild squirrels. I’m devising a plan to hide them in a plastic wire cover as I write!
As a portable solar light I've rated this 4, if I was rating it as a permanent house feature it would be lower because of the light plastic design.
December 9, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by elephant Failed after six months
I installed this light last December. It worked well for a few months, but in June it failed completely.
Actually, it failed twice. The first time the on/off/auto switch on the bottom had gotten wet due to water leaking into the enclosure and was corroded and not making contact. I soldered the wires together to bypass the switch.
After this fix it worked for a couple of more weeks and failed again. This time it appeared to be the light control circuity since the batteries were still fully charged.
July 26, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Greentree40 Failed after a few months
Easy to install, great light source but the unit failed after just a couple of months. Inspection of the solar 'panel' showed that moisture had seeped in corroding the connections and battery. Very poor design for an item that's meant to be outside. If you have one and it's still working, do yourself a favor and seal all around any potential openings that water can enter.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jerry Good purchase.
The instructions were easy to follow. The only difficulty, was getting up the ladder. The settings, in the instructions were easy to follow as well.
December 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ForYB Very poor quality product!
I installed 5 units and 4 went bad after a couple of rainy days. Water somehow got into the light component and the circuit boards are soaking wet - all 4 units! I opened them up, dried the circuit boards; and they worked again. Don't buy them unless you will install them in a dry area.
January 6, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cabgab Lasted three months
I bought two of these lights and one of them is working fine but the other went out after only three months. Since the item is clearly in warranty I contacted the manufacturer who wants me to ship it back to them at my cost! I will do this but I am very unhappy that I have to pay for a defective product.
July 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by saba Workable concept & design
The basic desgn and installation are acceptable, but, the adjustment on the range coverage is much too sensitive. I'm convinced I will be able to get it to work as needed, eventually, but it is taking more time than I would have preferred.
March 30, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by wilafur Lasted @ 9mos
Easy to install and when it worked, I couldn't have been happier. However, after about 8+mos, the unit began to flicker with multiple rows of LEDS no longer lighting. Soon after the flickering occurred, the unit died. So much for quality.
March 24, 2015