...Any experience with solar garden lights? I'm referring to the the
ground kind that light up a path. Have you tried any? Which ones
didn't you like or any suggestions much appreciated about the ones you
This year, I tried a set of solar lights made by Malibu. I've had them for
about 6 weeks with no problems. They seem to take a charge well - they light
up every evening - even the ones in partial sun.
Be forewarned that they don't throw a lot of light - maybe they could
illuminate a path - maybe not. I'm using mine to accent a few plants and add a
little interest to the garden.
I've found them not to be very reliable in our hot and dry climate.
Mine lasted from 8 months to 15 months. What happened? The sun was
so intense and hot that it caused the solder to crack on the solar
circuit boards. The lights would then stop working. A waste of money
On 10 Sep 2003 06:21:30 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (zebrin) wrote:
Be sure the lights in question will stay lit all night even if in partial
sun. Mine won't unless it gets full sun all day. And mine is also for
decoration only, it doesn't really light up the area it's in. I would think
if you want the lights just for decoration they're great but I would go for
the regular electric ones to light a path.
They're OK if you only want a few hours of light right after
dark; but, IME, most of them most of the time can't get enough of
a charge to shine all night. We've, however, recently installed
several sets of fiber-optic lights. They work GREAT.
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