- Item Weight: 3 Kg
- Boxed-product Weight: 4.1 Kg
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- Item model number: SS9798
- ASIN: B00518UP1A
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 13 May 2011
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,081 in Garden & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Garden & Outdoors)
SolarCentre Astron Solar Floodlight
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- Commercial grade solar floodlight
- Remote controlled (50 metre range)
- Can light for 12 hours once fully charged
- Will light for 6 hours after a typical days charge
- Design for UK weather conditions
- 2 year warranty
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The Astron Solar Floodlight is a commercial grade 40 LED solar floodlight which provides up to 12 hours of light each night. Unlike our solar security lights, which only turn on when they detect motion, the Astron is designed to stay on constantly and is operated by remote control.
The Astron Solar Floodlight has a variety of applications including general outdoor floodlighting, outdoor security lighting, sign lighting, feature uplighter, indoor shed / garage / stable and outbuilding lighting, emergency home backup light and as a portable work light.
How does it work?
During the day the Astron Solar Floodlights 10 watt solar panel charges its internal 12v 3Ah NiMH battery pack giving it the power it needs to light after dark.
After dark the Astron will come on automatically each night for 6 hours before turning itself off. You can restart the 6 hour timer at anytime by turning the Astron off and on again via the supplied remote control or at the power switch on the light unit.
The Astron Solar Floodlight can be controlled manually by using the included remote control which has a range of up to 50 metres. The remote control allows you to turn the Astron on or off whenever you like and also enables you to put the Astron back into automatic mode.
How long does it take to charge?
In late spring, summer and early autumn the Astron will fully charge on most days giving it enough charge to light for 12 hours. In winter the Astron will charge up enough to light for 6 hours on all but the most unfavourable of winter weather days.
How do i install It?
Find the best location for your solar panel within 5 metres of where you plan to have the floodlight. The location needs to be as south facing as possible and free from light obstructions such as buildings, trees, fences, bushes or the shadows that these create.
1. Connect the solar panel mounts to the solar panel
2. Position solar panel in desired location and mark holes in the mounts
3. Drill holes, apply screw plugs and screw panel into place
4. Remove bracket from light and position in desired location
5. Mark holes in bracket, drill holes and insert screw plugs
6. Screw bracket into place and reconnect light to it
7. Connect solar panel cable to light and turn on
How waterproof is it?
The Astron Solar Floodlight is IP56 rated. Waterproofing is rated by the IP (International Protection) system which consists of the letters IP followed by two digits. The first digit after IP ranks a product's protection against solid objects. The second digit after the IP rates a product's ability to protect against liquids. The Astron Solar Floodlight is IP56 rated making it our most waterproof light yet. IP56 means the Astron is protected against dust - limited ingress (no harmful deposit) and protected against strong jets of water e.g. for use on shipdecks - limited ingress permitted.
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Top Customer Reviews
All in all would I recommend this light 100% yes it might be i bit pricy but well worth the money.There is now a security light in the range also.
Overall a great product that I would recommend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Expensive, but you get what you pay for. A realistic alternative to an energy inefficient halogen flood lightPublished 6 months ago by Hugh Garvey
have only got 1 to 2 hours charge not 6 as stated i also may return this light but amazon frown on this as i got a nasty email for returns i emaild whovever sent me the email and... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tim D.
Doesn't work vety well ay all during the winter months. The sales description it will work with daylight. Read morePublished 14 months ago by BD
A great light!!!
I wanted to put a light onto my balcony which would have meant drilling through concrete walls and employing an electrician to connect it up to the wiring... Read more
It is made the one in my back garden faces south and comes on dusk to dawn is fantastic but the one at the front of the house facing north some how manges to work between 30... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Sweet fun
arrived quickly. a bit fiddly to attach bracket. good light . ideal for my job. may consider another one only price increased next day by £30Published 15 months ago by Sharon pritchard
Under our pergola which is covered by grape bearing vines, we can sit out till late with the floodlight on well after dusk. Read morePublished 17 months ago by mjr38a