I have some that are still going after about 9 years. I coat the
connectors with Dow Corning DC4 silicon grease. This displaces water
away from any place it shouldnt be. Mke sure that if water does get
into them it can drain out because water will get in. Mine are cheapys
I got at Big Lots. The ones I have now uses bulbs but I will probably
soon replace them with LEDs.
My neighbor has some that are more like 15 years old. They made there
own enclosures out of sheet copper and stained glass, very pretty.
Light fixtures are automotive. They also use the DC4.
The fixtures pretty much mattch their art deco porch light.
My limited expericence is the same. :(
as per other posts, my opinion all LV fixtures are junk
I would suggest (worth a try) sealing the fixtures prior to
installation with silicone seal OR if you want to try & maintain dis-
assembly as an option.....a heavy application of silicone grease
IMO the only thing going for LV lighting is; fast & cheap to install
I tell people that their new LV installation will require ongoing /
never ending maintenance :(
the solar ones are kinda wimpy on the output & as near as I can tell
the batteries cannot be replaced...but they are hard to for ease of
install & maintentance
the ones I have are "solar" brand from Home Depot, the batteries are
standard AA rechargeables. Downsides:
1) so flimsily made that they will break (from getting kicked,
newspapers landing on them, etc.) before the batteries wear out.
2) solar panels haze over worse than cheap car headlamps
3) stakes are worthless plastic junk
other than that (ahem) they actually work pretty well.
Thanks Mike on the Aurora name. I will look for them.
As for solar lights, I have no need for them. I need far more light that
what I can get from solar lights.
Thanks for all the comments everyone !!
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