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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
BOTH PLEASED AND DISSAPOINTED
on 17 November 2013
I have purchased 4 of these lights from PowerBee and have struggled to get the best from them. When I got the first light I thought that's amazing so bright. On this briliance I thought I will buy another 3 for other parts of my garden as it is very dark down by my shed and I wanted a further light for my front garden. The dissapointment came after 3 days when the first light started to fail. I then took delivery of the 3 further lights 2 of which I located in various parts of my garden making sure they all got as much light as possible and the other I gave to a friend who put his where it gets sun all day. I have now found all 4 lights fail when you get a couple of dull days and I have had to put clear silicone around the edge of the solar pannels and light face edge as the lights appeared to be suffering from water ingression, this has improved thier performance but not cured the dull day problem.
On the plus side of these lights it only takes short spells of sunshine or a semi bright day to get the lights fully functioning again so despite the faliures these lights are still worth the money. I will say that I purchased these lights mid October 2013 when the weather was constantly wet and dull and suspect the great reviews from people who purchased in the spring and summer would naturally be getting a great performance from these lights and they can achieve the charge time of 15 hours for a full charge. My lights have been good on bright days in November . I will write a further review when I have had these lights for 12 months.