Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 13
Rated 4 out of 5Â by BiotechGeek Good Light But Not a Good Experience
My wife and I decided to buy 4 lights. Three wall mountable lights and 1 post light. The ones we had were falling apart and the wiring was dangerous. Took some time to assemble these as each glass pane has to be installed and a couple of other pieces need to be fitted before mounting them. You have to be careful with the panes as the mounting hardware can and will chip the frosted glass under even the slightest amount of pressure. I found it best to hold the brass prong so it didn't rotate into the glass. No big deal after I figured that out. One of the CFLs was shattered so I was down to three of four. Mounted the lights on either side of the garage. No problem. They looked great. Mounted the light at the porch, again, no problem, looked great. Switched them on, tested the sensors (still some daylight out so I covered the sensors with my finger), the garage ones worked great, but it was a "no go" for the porch light. As the sun was going down, I took the porch light back off the house expecting that a wire came out of one of the wiring nuts. Nope. My wiring was still good. At that point, I remounted the light and took the frosted glass section off. Examined the bulb and it looked good. Took it out and put it back in. Still nothing (its now dark out and the garage lights came on automatically - another successful test of those two). Took the bottom frosted glass section off one of the garage lights, took its bulb, and installed that bulb in the porch light. Perfect - the light came right on, so the bulb that came with that light was also bad. My recommendation for buying these is that the fixture is great, but you might want to buy the replacement bulbs at the same time because the ones they supply are garbage (at least 50% of the time in my case). I have yet to install the post light because my current one still works, but its an E26 socket instead of a GU24 and I need to swing by the store to pick up some replacement bulbs so I don't install fixtures without a bulb. I already have one that doesn't work - I don't need to make it two. So, the entire experience was a hassle, but if I would have received good bulbs as expected and as promised by the manufacturer and package labeling, it would have been about as good as anyone could expect. I would still buy these lights, but I would buy my replacement bulbs at the same time. I don't really care about the cost but I'm going to talk about it anyway because someone who reads this might care. Per the online home depot website, a 6 pack runs about $19 at my local home depot (after local sales tax), so I'm out a little over $6 because the vendor provided broken/non-functional bulbs. (Only ~2.5% of the overall cost of all 4 fixtures.) Not worth my time to try to get free replacements, but if you do care about the extra money, consider this your warning.
June 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by C2VA Bright, Great auto on-off Feature
The light is nice and bright and the auto on-off feature works great. This is exactly what we needed. The light looks nice too. Assembly is required, but it was easy to do.
November 15, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by clembo Doesn't work
I thought this was the perfect light for my front porch. I assembled it and replaced my existing dusk-to-dawn light with it. It didn't come on that night. Troubleshot it and found out the bulb, which was included with the light, didn't work. Went to Home Depot for a replacement bulb. The light worked for 3 nights, then quit. Voltage meter shows 120V at the house, only 5.8V coming from the light fixture to the bulb. I am returning the fixture. This was way too much trouble for a porch light.
February 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by mango71 Very bright and truly dusk to dawn!
We first purchased 2 of these lights for either side of the garage. This after trying the solar route without success. I think "sleepers" is the best way to describe them: you may be hesitant at first, and you may even end up passing it up to look for something else. But if you are one of the lucky ones to make the purchase you end up being pleasantly surprised. These lights are SUPER bright, truly dusk to dawn so we don't need to worry about switching them on or off, and the frosted glass makes them look great (you don't have to worry about the aesthetics of having a swirly CFL bulb inside). We actually ended up purchasing another one for our porch light, and then we just bought the post version for use on our lawn (which we can't review because we haven't installed it yet...but I'm assuming it will have the same track record as the 3 we already have in use). You have to put the unit together before installing (put the pieces of glass inside, bulb in, top on, etc.) but not a big deal. The only reason I took one star off is because the bulb isn't a standard screw in; it's got 2 pins...so you have to hunt around for those bulbs. HOWEVER, while looking at an online shopping site for some extra bulbs to purchase and have handy, I discovered that they sell adaptors which enable you to use the regular screw in bulbs with the light - SCORE!! I would definitely recommend this light.
May 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Paulus This porch light works well
This lamp works just like it is supposed to. After using the first one for a few days to make sure the dusk to dawn feature worked well, I ordered two more one for each side of the house.
October 16, 2012