The idea of a solar recharging motion sensor yard light was most appealing! And I figured the Arizona sun would provide more than enough light power to charge these guys, even in partial shade. Sadly, I was wrong. Unless the solar panels are facing direct sunlight for 8 hours, the battery will not charge.
My fault, because the seller is quite clear about this in their literature.
My first impression was; “Wow, these things are small.” These lights measure 3 ½ inches (abt 9cm) by 5 ½ inches (abt 13½cm) and less than 2 inches (abt 5 cm) high when laid flat on the table. They are surprisingly small.
I gave them a try by charging them for a day and then switching them on and WOW, are these little guys bright. I mean really bright for their size. I didn’t measure the brightness or distance but they lit up tall pecan trees from ground level.
Oh boy, these are very sensitive to movement. The slightest movement of a small leaf by the breeze is enough to trigger the sensor. They turn on and off very often which is why I think the battery must be fully charged each day.
In the end, I will keep and use them but would not buy them again. If I could adjust the sensitivity of the motion sensor AND the duration of the time on (30 seconds is too short to me), I would be happier with these small yet powerful lights.
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