SolarCentre Canterbury Solar Wall Light (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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Add light to your outdoor wall using only the power of the sun with the Canterbury Solar Wall Light. This stylish solar wall light uses a single high efficiency micro SMD bulb to emit a gentle glow for up to 10 hours from a full charge. The Canterbury is made from high quality 301 grade stainless steel to guarantee years of rust-free enjoyment.
How does it work?
During the day the sun charges the Canterbury’s AA rechargeable batteries (supplied and installed) giving it the power it needs to work after dark. At night the Canterbury turns on automatically. In the morning the Canterbury turns off automatically so that it can recharge for the night ahead. The Canterbury can be turned off completely at any time where it will continue to charge.
How do I install it?
The Canterbury is completely wireless so it’s incredibly easy to install and everything you need is in the box.
1. Remove the metal nut caps from the front of the wall bracket.
2. Remove the plastic insert from the rear of the wall bracket.
3. Screw the plastic insert onto your wall using the supplied screws and screw plugs
4. Once the plastic insert is installed, push the light onto it and tighten the metal nut caps to secure it into place.
5. Gently pull the top off the Canterbury and turn it on using the switch on the underside. Replace top and wait until dark.
Choosing your location
Please remember that all solar lights need access to light to charge and this is particularly important for solar wall lights because they nearly always have light obstructed by the wall they are installed on. Occasionally customers want a wall light in a location that just isn’t suitable for a solar light. Before you place your order, please think about the location you want your Canterbury in. Any solar light will struggle to charge in north facing areas or areas that are heavily shaded and the Canterbury is no exception. Please remember that the solar panel on the Canterbury is on its top, so it is not suitable for covered locations such as under porches, overhangs or awnings.
Top customer reviews
I positioned it on a south-facing wall but it is sheltered somewhat by some overhang from the roof outside the front door. However, it's reasonably bright and I mounted the light so the solar cell caught the direct rays of the low sun during winter. Later in the year, some of that would be lost with the sun climbing higher, but I figured that would be compensated for by the longer hours of daylight and the greater intensity of the light.
I left the unit switched off for ten days to give the batteries a good charge. For the first couple of nights, it worked but the two tiny LEDs produced nothing more than a pathetic dim glow, and not enough to read the key-safe numbers. The lamp looked quite attractive but that was all.
I found that in order for it to work for more than a few minutes, it needed full sun for the entire day during winter. An overcast day gave it enough charge for about ten minutes.
As the light is not actually defective, I've decided to keep it where it is but have since bought a far more useful PIR porch light by the Solar Centre, which comes with a separate, larger, solar panel which can be better sited to catch the sun; that's what the Canterbury needs - and more powerful LEDs.
If you can put it in full sun all day and don't want much light, it could be for you. Otherwise, my advice would be not to bother.
I found this light after hours of looking around, and it sounded way in front of anything else, so after reading a few reviews I bought it. I'm definitely not disappointed with it as well, it has a good quality feel to it, quite weighty but not over so, it gives out a good amount of light as well. It wont light a garden up or anything like that, but it gives off a good amount, enough so that it would well illuminate a door etc.
If your looking for a GOOD solar powered exterior light, buy this one, it wont break the bank and gives very good value for money.
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