Critique These Solar Lights

breezyb(z6/7VA)May 15, 2005

Saw these in the latest "Frontgate" catalog e-mail advertisement & am sorely tempted. Set of 2 lights is normally $99.00, but they are running a buy one set get one set free special.

I haven't dealt with solar technology for many years & wonder if there have been any improvements made since my last dimmer-than-dim solar lights died & were ditched way back when.

Here is a link that might be useful: Frontgate Sale Solar Lights

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Some are prety good but get a good replacement warranty.

Rarely do a set have equal brightness.
And even the good ones can start to fail quickly.
And styles change so fast you might not be able to match the others in the set.

Low voltage is still the better way to go IMO. Cheap safe and they work. Some of the better systems are really bright.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2005 at 4:22PM
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jkom51(Z9 CA/Sunset 17)

The newer multiple LED solars work quite well. Metal construction is preferable to plastic, but even with the cheapo solar accent lighting, our extensive experience has been very good over the last three years with various brands (Malibu, Sunergy, Westinghouse, Galaxy).

Here's a link to a discussion a while back on the Landscaping Forum where I contributed two posts (jkom51), near the end. Note my points on siting them however -- if you don't have the right site for them, you're wasting your money.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2005 at 12:36AM
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