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Rated 5 out of 5Â by willwgp Excellent Light Post!
This is a great lamp post all the way around. It comes with expander bolts and a template to help you guide the holes into your deck or concrete. We ended up using a cement 16"x16" pad from Home Depot (Model # 72600
Store SKU # 204659), I used the template to marker the holes, and proceeded to drill the holes with my drill and some masonry bits. Care to see the result? Check the picture! Initially, we would have liked to see them provide some sort of ground screw for the lamp post for a more temporary placement, but the concrete pad we used worked wonderfully; I would actually recommend this method instead!
It's a great lamp post, the light shines bright enough to see 20 to 30 feet around it. It has three settings, one for motion detection and the other for always-on, and the last one is obviously to turn it off. In normal function, it automatically turns on at night and off in the morning. The glass on the lamp post has this different liquid-like pattern on it that shines out on the ground. We really like the uniqueness of this! The light mount has thick-rimmed corners so it adds a "shadow-LIGHT-shadow" effect, blocking light in those areas. Personally, we like this effect!
We want to thank Home Depot for helping us in finding the right concrete pad, and inspiring and encouraging us to think outside the box for the mounting part of the project. The product takes less than 5 minutes to put together, and probably another 10 minutes to drill the holes into the concrete pad. If you do it the way we did, you can then place it anywhere you'd like in the backyard, and then once you find that spot, dig a square and place it in there!
We are very happy about this product, and we don't have any complaints. Solar power is mind-boggling technology to us! We really like that the LED light will never need replacing, but our only true concern is when will the battery require replacement? Only time will tell, but we imagine it will last 2-3 years, giving us plenty of time to enjoy its marvel!
Our neighbor across the street has already asked about it and appreciates the look and sturdiness of the lamp post. It's definitely of great quality!
Our future ideas with this product involve placing a garden around it, with various perrenials and annual flowers! We're excited!
January 30, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Disappointed Mixed Results
This post light is very attractive in the daytime. My husband was able to install it pretty easily in concrete. I liked the idea of solar - that's part of the reason for easy installation and is energy efficient. The LED light itself does not shine in an attractive way (a few dots of light on the glass) and doesn't provide much light. Also, I would not recommend the seeded glass. It causes the light to cast spotty shadows around the light.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mixerdude Easy to install, great value!
This lamp is perfect for lighting up a dark area. The best part is that you do not have to run power to the area you are needing to light up. Very simple operation, and other than the cost of the fixture, the lighting is provided for free.
The 200 lumen lamp appears to provide adequate light to see obstructions and safely navigate an area for about 30 feet. If you have a larger area where brighter or more light is needed, the 300 lumen would probably be a better choice.
We really liked the "antique" design of the fixture, and the bubbled glass. Very stylish and ornate.
We screwed the fixture's base to a piece of plywood so that we could move the assembled fixture around to find the ideal place for the lamp, and where it would provide the most beneficial lighting. This proved to be a good idea, and eliminated any second guessing on where to permanently anchor the lamp.
January 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Mike Light out put average
Could have more light out put. Need to state what space is needed to mount light pole.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Smith Great Vaule for the Money
You can not even purchase a lamp post for an outdoor light for the price of this entire fixture. Very easy to assemble maybe 5 minutes and another 30 minutes to mount on a concrete 12 x 12 stepping stone. Being mounted on concrete stepping stone allows for easy movement of fixture yet heavy enough to give weight in case of high winds. Lamp puts out a good bit of light not like the solar lights of 5 years ago. There is an option to have bright light for 6 hours or just a little dimmer light for 12 hours. Either setting is still adequate light. I am very pleased with the purchase and would buy more if I needed them.
January 10, 2014