Excellent outdoor solar light fixture...............................................................
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I have two of this type already going on 3 years now. Both are installed at my boat dock at the edge of a Florida salt water estuary. They have worked perfectly for that long despite being in a less than ideal environment for rust..The light lasts all night on even the shortest winter days. There is just nothing for which to complain. The amount of light is more than adequate for this type of solar powered fixture. If required, it is possible to replace the battery with a new L-ION one.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, High Quality, Looks Great
The GAMA SONIC Topaz Outdoor Black Solar Integrated LED Post Light with 3 Mounting Options and GS Solar LED Light Bulb is great for lighting up an area you do not what electricity to or do not want to hard wire for a light. The 3 different mounting options are nice as you have the choice of how you use it. I am impressed with the amount of light it gives off however even more impressive is that it is still bright when the sun comes up in the morning. Using solar energy is efficient and cost cutting so of course everyone likes that. The shell of this light is sturdy and not going to crack in the first summer of sun in Arizona. I have many GAMA SONIC products and would recommend this brand to everyone.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish
GAMA SONIC Topaz Outdoor Black Solar Integrated LED Post Light with 3 Mounting Options and GS Solar LED Light Bulb
We wanted a wireless light option for the pump and AC area on the dark side of the house. The savings from not hiring an electrician to hardwire were huge. No permits required. This unit was super easy to install. Anyone with a drill can do this. It came with 3 different mounting methods, including anchors and pipe mounts [if needed]. Ours was on a wall. There were no further expenses to install. It is well-made. Just note at some point you will have to replace the battery. At low setting probably years, at the high setting somewhat less. The light provided at the low setting enough to prevent tripping and seeing your way around a fair-sized area. On high, you can do basic repair work, and provide decent security lighting. The light on high is bright. Very satisfied.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Nice Design, Sturdy, take the time to get out the level
Cons: no outside controls you have to disassemble the, to turn off or change from high to low
I like this solar light so far. I hope it lasts... It looks very attractive and has 3 types of bases that will fit to whatever type of installation is needed. I would say that the brightness of the lamp is good - it is solar after all. All 6 sides of the top are the solar panels. The downside is that the switch button for high/low and on/off is located inside of the light and it is not reachable unless you happen to have a very small screwdriver handy to unscrew 2 tiny screws (have to do it in daylight). I have discovered that there is a space for the second battery, which is not included. The instruction said that if you have 4 or less time in direct light, the second battery would not even charge so it's not included. The second battery would extend how long the bulb is on. The quality is an "A -". I had to reinstall the glass panels because they were not in correct positions (see picture).
Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Stylish
Cons: the switch is not reachable after installation
Really love Gama Sonic products and have been using them around my home for several years now with no wire solar powered light and this smaller coach light is another great example of form and function. You can use the lamp in 3 different ways-mount to a wall, mount to a horizontal surface or use an in ground post(not included but available at Home Depot). It is very easy assemble once you choose your location but it needs to be in direct sunlight for at least 4 hours to fully charge the battery. There is also the option of adding a second battery(not included-uses a 3.2v/1500mAh) if your location is exposed to many hours of sunlight and the second battery will extend the light on time. It comes with a 10yr life solar bulb but you can easily switch out the bulb for a different color temperature of your choice if you don’t like what’s included. To operate simply toggle the power switch located on the underside of the bulb housing and choose low or high light and reassemble and put into your location. It has 6 solar panels on the perimeter to catch a lot of sun and the housing and parts are a lightweight aluminum with glass panels. A great way to add some needed light without the bother of wiring or switches and the 3 mounts cover all possibilities.
Pros: Easy to Install, High Quality, 3 mounts for any situation, 6 solar panels, option to add a second battery
I needed an outdoor light for my back deck and steps. I really didn't want to get into hardwiring a lamp for this area. In the past I have tried other solar lighting with spotty results. This light is very nice. I was impressed when they open the box that the bottom of the light is Glass and metal. Not plastic like most of these lights. Though the top of the light which holds the solar panels is plastic it feels very solid and well-constructed. Installation is a snap simply put the light bulb in add a couple of screws and then mount to your post or whatever application you choose. I really like the game with three different basis so that you could mount it to a wall or on two different type post. Makes it very versatile. After charging a full day in mostly direct sunlight the light work great. Gave off a moderate amount of warm White light all through the night and easy illuminate the area. I love that I didn't have to hardwire this light. it is also nice that the light has a switch to make it dimmer or brighter. Great product.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Eco-Friendly, Good Size & Weight, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish
This is a well made and well constructed post light. It comes three different mounting options. It can be post, pier and wall mounted, It also comes with an LED light bulb and rechargeable, replaceable Lithium battery, with an option of adding another battery for extended lighting time. My preliminary testing shows that it will stay on through the night time hours with a full day of sun light charging.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Eco-Friendly, Functional, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish, Well Made
This is a good quality solar light that has three different mounting options: a 3" round fitted-post mount, Post or top-of-wall mount, or a wall-sconce mount. It uses an LED light bulb that is powered by one (or two) batteries (1500mAhr, 3.2V, IFR 18650). The second battery is optional (purchased separately). Should you decide to add the second battery, the instructions recommend the lamp be installed in a place where it receives at least 4hrs/day of sunlight.
FEATURES I LIKED:
- The lamp is aluminum construction (not plastic), so its well made, sturdy, won't rust, or degrade.
- It has the three mounting options: Post, Post/top wall mount, wall sconce.
- It uses a long life LED bulb (10yrs), warm white-2700K, 80 Lumens of illumination.
- The batteries are replaceable
- It has an option to add a second battery for a longer illumination period
- Three position light switch: HIGH/OFF/LOW
- Easy to follow instructions
THINGS I DID NOT LIKE:
- Location of the three position light switch: (HIGH/OFF/LOW). This switch controls the LED operation. It is located INSIDE the lamp housing between the battery cavities, on the upper part of the lamp. In order to change the switch setting, you need to remove two machine screws and lift off the top. The switch should have been mounted externally. See pictures. This is really not a major issue as I do not expect to be changing that setting very often. The low setting gives off a nice glow and consumes less power.
OVERALL: I like this solar light and it is a nice accent addition to our patio area. I have also hung some other solar lanterns from the same post so that it gives the area sort of a nautical look.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Eco-Friendly, Functional, Good Size & Weight, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Stylish, Very Bright, Well Made
This review is for the Gama Sonic Topaz outdoor black solar LED light with 3 mounting options.
I ordered this light to replace a hard wired post light in our yard that had broken. I felt that solar would be a better option than hardwired, because it'll come on at dusk, and will stay lit till morning if you have enough sunshine, and use the longer lasting (low light) setting.
As indicated above, it has 3 options that it can be set to, (off, low, and high). If you use the low setting, it won't be as bright but will last longer, you'll probably need to use this setting if you want the light to come on at dusk, and run till dawn. Otherwise the brighter setting should get you from dusk till bedtime at least.
It's black, and unless you get close and really look at it, you can't even tell that the top of the light is all solar panels. It comes with a low watt LED candelabra style light bulb, as well as one specialized battery. They say you can replace the battery or add a second, but you'll need to order the battery from them. It may be possible to order a battery from somewhere else, but you'll need it to match the specifications of this one, or it may not charge right or light the bulb effectively.
What I really like about this bulb is the different mounting options that it comes with. In my case, I need to mount it on a post, and there are two post mounting options for me to choose from. Additionally it comes with a wall mount.
This light with bulb, battery, solar panels, and mounting options seem to be reasonably priced too. We ordered ours online, and it was delivered to our house undamaged.
Pros: Good Size & Weight, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Stylish, Well Made
This dusk-to-dawn LED GS-149BFPW solar light is exactly as described. It is a nice small size that fits great on one of my fenceposts (the wall mount holes are 3" apart). It worked perfectly and was still shining at dawn (I used the High setting). I like that this light is mostly glass and aluminum. __________
Inside the light there is a switch with High, Off, and Low options and the battery compartments. A rechargeable battery is already installed, but there is a second location where another battery can be added for longer running times. I would have liked to see a quicker way to access the inside than having to unscrew 2 tiny screws, but I'll likely just leave it on High anyway. I would also like to see a bulb that is not so cloudy on the inside. The C37-10 watt LED bulb has 11 LEDs with an 80 lumen output of 2700K light. __________
This light arrived in the retail box packed inside a brown cardboard box. Hardware and instructions are included for the mounting. There are 3 options for mounting: tabletop, wall, or 3" pole. This is another great solar light from Gama Sonic!
Pros: Eco-Friendly, Good Size & Weight, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Very Bright