More than half of the lights are out as the got water into them due to rain and snow. The plastic covers are not warer resistant and the water got in to it and burnt the bulbs. I am not when they weather resistant, what is really meant by that
These block lights will do the job - they are reasonably bright and easy to install, assuming you have someone to cut the pavers to accommodate the lights in the first place.
I have had these lights installed for 3-4 years and in summary, here are my observations:
1. The plastic boxes and lids become brittle after a while and break when opened for cleaning.
2. Not being sealed units, mine have filled up with sand (thank you ants) and hosted small plants
3. Again, not being sealed, they accumulate dirt inside and the bulbs get dirty - they also accumulate moisture.
The bottom line is that these lights are fine for a few years but I don't view them as a permanent installation.
The wires were cheap. Apparently, there is a groove...
October 3, 2017
The wires were cheap. Apparently, there is a groove on one of the wires, and you can't mix the wires when connecting all the lights, but you can only see the groove under a microscope! The instructions suck. It shows a white wire, but there's no white wire. Wire clips don't leave any room for error when connecting. Had to go to the hardware store to get another $100 worth of decent wire and connecting clips. The top of the lights seem really cheap....i'm afraid to step on them or put a furniture leg on them in case they break. the redeeming feature is the light-sensing transformer/control unit, which is light sensitive and has a timer.
Great little lights!
However, to integrate these with a paver walk is going to take professional level installation. We bought them and handed them to the guys doing the walk. Not for the average Joe to install on their own.
These lights are bright enough to make a big difference.
Installed the product looks fine but the overall quality of the components gives the impression of, "cheap" and could have been manufactured much better.
The cradle that hold the bulbs in place is inadequate to hold the bulb down. This might not seem like a big deal but it is because there is also not a a method inside the light box to hold and route the wires down and out of the way of the bulb. The result is the wires get in the way and cast a shadow. You can secure the wires out of the way with zip ties (not included - 14 should be included in kit) but simple planning and just a little more thought from the manufacturer would solve both problems.
I would recommend only if installed by a professional or someone with above average handyman skills.
Pros: Looks Great
Cons: Difficult to Assemble, materials are marginal quality, very poor wire routing
These lights came out really good and I bought two sets as I put 20 in total. I placed them on the outside strip of my driveway and fitted very well.
- I bought 12/2 Gauge wire instead of using 16/2 that is included as my run was 200 feet.
- I used my existing transformer which is 300W instead of the one provided.
- I bough dry-con connectors instead of using the connectors provided as they cannot use 12/2 wire.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, High Quality of Material, Looks Great, Nice Design
Used the Kerr company recommendation of using paper napkins to visualize the placement as they are the same size as the lights. Took about 30 minutes to set up all 14 lights and I marked the side of each box with its distance from a reference point so that the paving crew wouldn't have any questions.
They look great and now all the neighbors are jealous, wishing they had thought of installing them.