They put out a very dim light, not adequate for landscape lighting, and
barely passable for path lights, if you have good night vision! They work
best where there are few trees and lots of sun, year-round. Otherwise, they
cannot charge properly, and put out weak light. Walk around your
neighborhood and find some, and you will get a proper impression. I find the
low voltage - 110v to 12v stepdown transformer - lights are much better,
throw decent light, and are easy to hook up.
"> I am looking to buy outside solar lights for landscaping that don't
Although I do not use them, my folks do -- they seem to work fine. They're
not designed to light up the whole yard or anything, just walkways and such,
so they're quite suitable to task. I'll probably buy some myself next year
when we finish the landscape rennovations in the spring.
As the other posters observed, low light output.
Also, battery life has been limited in the past Maybe this has improved
but they don't last for ever and not very long in my experience.
Better off with hardwired lights.
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On 6 Sep 2003 17:57:08 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Val) wrote:
Universally they suck. Much lower output (lower wattage) and most
won't stay on more than a few hours on full sun.
It's not very hard to wire them, use the wired versions and you'll be
If you still are thinking of solar, buy *one* and test it for a few
Here's the trick to using Solar Lights... only buy the CLEAR ones, not the
yellow or green, and don't get the ones with the translucent type of plastic
around the LED light, buy the ones where you can look in and actually see
the bulb. I have found different styles here and only one style really does
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