Rated 3.6 out of 5Â by 22
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Texas OK lamp, with some issues
There is a lot to like about a lamp that does not require an electrical supply. Unfortunately, this one also had a few issues.
The lamp is fairly well constructed out of aluminum,
Assembly is very simple, one section is held together with 3 allen bolts (allen key supplied), the other sections just screw together.
The globe is glass and not plastic.
Rechargeable batteries are user changeable.
All mounting hardware, and template are included (see picture).
The lamp has 3 settings. High, Low (which turns to High, if motion detected), or Off.
The finish is not very robust. My had chipped in the box before it arrived (see picture).
The 3 holes that accept the allen bolts were poorly cut and made assembly fiddly.
The unit is more of a feature lamp than a full size one (see picture next to my workshop door for scale).
The batteries need replacing after 500 cycles, that is 500 days. The manual states they last for 'almost 2 years' at 500 cycles. 2 years is 730 days, so its closer to 1.5 years.
The motion detector is on one side, so 360 degree motion detection is not possibly. If approached from behind or the side the light will not change to full brightness.
November 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by PJCC Attractive Solar Lamp Post with Variable Luminescence
This was a welcome decor change to an ordinary house front. I've wanted a lamp post.
What's in the box? 4 Easy pieces. 1) The base gets screwed into cement - screws included. 2) Two lamp post pieces - one uses screws to go on and one is threaded. 3. A Solar Lamp threaded to easily screw on the post.
What wasn't in my box? The screws were poorly packed, I was missing four screws that secure the first part of the pole to the base. Luckily, I had access to another set.
First flaw I found that downgraded the quality was in the second screw on metal pole, it had a mfg flaw. Again, I'm from a former steele mfg state and study metal arts, this isn't a high quality heavy metal. That isn't always bad.
In tropical storm areas of the country light weight pieces like this, installed so they can be brought inside, are better than a permanent heavy metal light.
Before permanent installation I assembled the Lamp Post and set it on the base. The tools I needed were a Drill with a cement bit, a socket kit to secure the long screws provided and a level.
I placed the lamp outside two days in a row to ensure it was fully charged. Then I decided where I would place the Electric eye, a plastic round piece seen in my photos below, before permanent installation on a base.
The Low light setting stays on all night. The light has 3 positions, Low, Off, and Bright. The only place that the Motion Detector is of use is when the light is on Low. When Motion is detected the low light illuminates brighter. It doesn't seem much brighter, but I tested it on the night of a full moon.
The 160 degree angle that the motion detector works on is somewhat erratic. It works with a small amount of motion, other times you have to be on top of it to make it work. But, I have this near an electric motion detector that is erratic, so that appears normal to me.
This is attractive both from a distance and close up. The light works in the ten foot area and projects rings of light. Some people might not like the lamp glass, it appears rained on. That's how it was described to me. I like it.
The last test of this Lamp Post will be how long the battery lasts. Hopefully I won't be finding out for a couple of years. We had a blackout last week so this Solar Lamp Post is needed for when my electric company fails again!
December 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BobN Very nice lights with a cool spider lines
We thought the glass had broken in transit for the lights but it turns out it is the new design. It does produce a cool pattern in the driveway and provides light for the dark end near the garage. One of the batteries was bad but the manufacturer replaced it quickly and free of charge.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Maddiegirl Very nice :)
Let me start out by saying the quality was far more superior than I would have imagined. I love the "bubbled" look in the glass. The actual lantern was bigger than I had imagined so was thrilled with that, as well. The entire piece is made very well and is quite sturdy. I was afraid it may have been something that I'd considered "flimsy" but on the contrary....very study and well built. There is even a diagram on how to install it into concrete (or deck) which I appreciated. Very pleased and think you will be, too. The ease of solar vs. electric was also a HUGE factor..you'd never know by looking at it that it's solar....which is so cool!
November 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by ekm22002 These are very pretty lamps
The lamps are very nice, however they could have been a little more sturdy. I live in La. so we have a great deal of storns, so I had cement poured in the ground to keep them in place. They were easy to install I am just wondering when it is time to change the batteries will they be that easy to remove the Light part of the post and remove the battery? Overall I am pleased with them.
May 6, 2014