Rated 3 out of 5Â by 2
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ArizonaHawg No more driving up to a dark driveway!
Oftentimes I arrive home at night and have forgotten to leave the outside light on at the garage. This makes it somewhat difficult to see when I back my motorcycle into its parking space, as well as walking to my gate. Now, this is solved! And with the lithium ion batteries, you can expect it to last many years before the batteries need replacing!
This light was super easy to install, but don't forget to switch the light on. I forgot to and wondered why it would not light up. It is not mentioned in the install directions until the end, so make sure you turn the light on before you install it on some high post. But once it was turned on it gives off a continuous light from dusk to dawn. The only thing I found that I do not like is that the glass panes have bubbles that create shadows, but that is not a great problem.
Overall, this is a great product that installs really easily!
January 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Coloradohermit NOT as good as its supposed to be or should be.
I got 2 of these, one with the motion detector and one with out it and both of them only worked for a couple of nights at the most. I only saw the one without the motion detector on twice. Over a couple of weeks I tried changing position on the switch every 2 or 3 days but it still never came back on. I took it down and put the other one up (the one with the motion detector) and it only worked for a few hours on the second night it was up. It's been 3 weeks and it never has come back on. Again I've tried changing the position on the switch and leave it alone for a few days but it never has come back on.
I mounted the light high up on the west end of a 10'x10' storage building with a tall barn style roof that sits next to my work shop. I put it up there so I would have light to see with to go back to the house when I've been working in my shop after dark. Thought it would be better than playing light tag with my outside light on my patio deck or trying to remember to take a flash light out with me. Where it's mounted at it gets good strong sun all afternoon and the wall behind it is white and that reflects the sun light back on it too. So it should have plenty of sun to charge it up but it still only worked one night.
As for installing it, that wasn't too hard. I was a little worried about the mounting bracket that came with it being able to hold it without the wind ripping it off the shed. It mounts with 2 small screws (about 1/8 diameter) sticking out from the bracket and go through 2 little holes on the back plate of the light. A little cap nut on the end of each screw is all that hold it on there. The light isn't that heavy but it could get pulled off the building with strong enough winds. Also only one of them came with installation instructions (a sheet of paper with a picture of the mounting bracket on it) neither one had any operating instructions.
Overall I'm very disappointed with these lights. For what they cost I'm real glad that I didn't have to pay for the ones I got. They may look nice but they sure ain't worth the bother to put up.
May 14, 2014