This solar LED works by converting solar energy into electricity during the day to charge a small battery, and it lights up automatically at dark. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor decoration with trees, wreaths, etc. LED lights STEADY and FLASH in a string, form a beautiful and fairy world.
Sealed with good waterproof performance, it is made from environment-friendly products with a high energy conversion rate. The solar panel is supported by a garden spike.
Put under sunshine during the day, and it begins to light up at night. It varies with the intensity of sunlight received, placement, user's geographic location, weather conditions and shift of seasons.
Put on wall, window, door, floor, ceiling, grass, Christmas tree, post or building, adds perfect atmosphere to your place. A perfect decoration for Valentine's Day, Christmas party, wedding, or just to give your BBQ patio some ambient light at night.
• Solar Panel: 2V, 0.6W
• Battery: 1.2V, 1200mAh (Included)
• Light source: Super Bright LED
• Switch: ON/OFF/MODE (flash or steady)
• Working mode: 8 Modes
• Available in: Warm, White or Multi-coloured (Yellow, Red, Blue, Green)
• 1x Solar Panel
• 1x Spike
• 1x Solar String Fairy Lights
I love the idea of solar lights, my mother has a small solar owl light which looks fabulous, so I was keen to give some fairy lights ago as I had considered them at Christmas time. Opening it up, there was one double sided sheet of instructions, the problem with this though, is that both sides was the exact same information and the solar panel had three settings, off, flicker and steady (just the words I'm using for them) and this fact wasn't in the instructions, so I took them with a grain of salt. We took care not to let it unravel and the kids clambered up the big bottle brush tree that graces our front lawn. It took about half an hour for them to carefully wind it around and around the various branches and we then placed the solar panel to catch the most sun and let it soak up the rays.
The first night they didn't light up at all but we weren't expecting it to considering it only got an hour of sunlight. The second night it didn't light up but I thought that may be down needing a couple of days. By the third night, with no lights, I decided to check them out and that's when I discovered that the first bulb was working wonderfully but the cable connecting bulb one to bulb two (and therefore all the rest) had fallen out! I had checked everything after the initial placement, so knew this wasn't our fault. I managed to get our friendly sparky to come and soulder the wires together to get it working again and immediate testing showed it worked.
The first night after repair, nothing... The second night we had some very, very faint light. The following night gave us some nice light, however it flickered like there was no tomorrow, switching on and off and fading on and off, it didn't matter if there was a breeze or not. Nights four, five and six gave us no light at all and the kids and I pondered the task of taking them all down again. Tonight my kids were delighted, the lights had decided to work again!!! And it was the full, bright lights that was what was expected of the product and had been hoping for all along. However... Just an hour later and there wasn't even a glimmer of light coming from these, which is just such a shame, especially when my mothers owl (who got the same amount of light and has been through the wars) is still shining bright and will do till well after midnight.
The small amount of light we got from these was fantastic, it really showed how lovely it could look, but when the promise is hours of full lights this was something I was very glad not to have spent any money on.
We have recently had an overhaul on our gardens that directly surround our house by removing the soil and placing down river stones, pavers and pot plants and thought what else could we use to spruce up the visuals when it hit us to use solar lights. We saw these solar powered LED string fairy lights up for review and thought that they would be ideal to wrap around our potters in the front garden and laid across the top of the river stones being that there were twenty metres of string lights to use. This set contains one solar panel, one spike to attach to the solar panel for placing into the ground and a twenty metre run of the LED string lights available in White, Warm or multi-coloured.
I placed the solar panel into the front corner of the garden and set the panel up to the best position for facing into the sunlight and turned the switch to on. I wrapped the string lights a few times around each potter and trailed the leftover length across the river stones. The solar panel absorbs the sunlight during the day then when it reaches a certain point of darkness the LED lights automatic turn on. We found even though we set them up late in the afternoon the solar panel generated enough energy to keep the lights running right through the first night as I saw they were still alight at 5:30 am when I went to work.
They have worked very well since having them in our garden and have withstood quite a few rain spells and heavy wind gusts without moving out of place. They add a great feel to the garden and look fantastic during the night and solar power is the best feature for them as not having to draw electricity. I recommend these for anyone wanting to spruce up the section and add appeal to your home.
I was excited when I opened up these lights as the possibilities are endless and 20 metres of small, solar fairy lights goes a long way! We had just completed laying some rocks to complete an edging around a retaining wall and I said to my husband that they would look lovely around the stones so that when people got out of their cars, they could see where they were going. Please bear in mind that we live rurally with no street lights so when it is dark, it's almost pitch black! We were pleasantly surprised to find that the lights went through all the rocks and over the top of the retaining wall making a nice rectangle. We placed the solar panel stake in the dirt and positioned it to capture the full sun.
When we went to check on them later that night my daughters were amazed and couldn't stop saying how pretty they were. They weren't dazzling but bright enough to light the way and still look amazing. One daughter has always asked that we leave a light on at night. Her bedroom is directly opposite the fairy lights and she can see the lights through her curtains so she has finally said that we can turn the light off!
They have endured some wind and heavy downpours and considering they are low to the ground, have stayed in place. I can see that they are working when I put my daughter to bed and we have had no problems with them. I would definitely recommend these lights if you are looking to make a feature out of something or want to have a bit of fun with your lighting!
I got the warm colour to review and I have waited a few days to post this review as it changes daily. On the first couple days I was excited I put the lights up which took about a hour and we nicely wrapped it around the down pipe and through the deck making it look really good and tidy. The length was so long so it took us about half an hour. On the first night they looked really cool and bright I was really happy with them.
However over the next few nights this faded and all the lights stopped working expect for about less then one third of them. I thought maybe they were not getting enough sun light on the solar panel so I moved the panel to get more direct sunlight. This how ever did not make any difference.
A couple nights later they all started working again for one night only and then went back to not working again so unsure what is going on with them. I have held of till now to do the review as each night its like my review changes so if decided to go with it in the middle. Besides the not working properly the lights themselves are cool as and awesome and when all working look cool as.
Unsure if I would buy these myself down the track after them working and then not working, I am unsure if I may of had a bad batch or not but ill look forward to reading other reviews.
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