- Item Weight: 898 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.2 Kg
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- Item model number: SS9840
- ASIN: B00D6J9ZGW
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jun. 2013
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (197 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,774 in Garden & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Garden & Outdoors)
SolarCentre Eye Solar Security Light
- High quality 42 LED mains equivalent solar security light with the latest digital motion sensor
- Innovative new mount deisgns provides greater freedom of positioning
- IP56 rated for superior water resistance. Designed to work in UK winter
- Simple and safe to install with everything you need in the box
- LED bulbs don't blow and will never need replacing - 1 year full warranty as standard
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The Eye Solar Security Light
The Eye Solar Security Light offers mains-brightness from a fitting that can be angled in virtually any direction thanks to our innovative new mount design. The light is just 4cm thick and can be rotated 170 degrees horizontally and tilted more than 180 degrees vertically. The Eye can even be angled to provide corner lighting without the need for corner mounting. The Eye benefits from superior waterproofing both on the light unit and on our new remote digital motion sensor which also offers greater accuracy.
How does it work?
During the day the Eye Solar Security Light's solar panel charges its internal battery giving it the power it needs to light after dark. After dark the Eye will activate as soon as it detects motion. The time the Eye stays lit for is adjustable from 3 seconds to 10 minutes. At dawn the Eye stops activating and starts charging again ready for the night ahead.
How waterproof is the Eye Solar Security Light?
The Eye light unit is IP56 rated, the digital motion sensor is IP56 rated and the solar panel is IP67 rated making it among the most waterproof solar lighting units available.
What is a remote motion sensor?
Many customers have asked us to make a solar security light that has a separate PIR motion sensor rather than a sensor that is attached to the light head. A remote motion sensor gives much greater freedom when choosing your detection area.
What is a digital motion sensor and why is it better?
Our state-of-the-art digital sensor offers greater accuracy when setting your motion sensor. Digital sensors also offer superior waterproofing because they don't use dials which are more susceptible to water ingress. The digital motion sensor on the Eye has two settings, Time and Lux. Time controls the amount of time your light stays on for each time motion is detected and Lux determines how dark it needs to get before your light will start activating.
Digital Motion Sensor Settings
The Time setting has a range of between 0 and 9.
0 = 3 seconds, 1 = 30 seconds, 2 = 60 seconds, 3 = 90 seconds, 4 = 120 seconds, 5 = 180 seconds, 6 = 240 seconds, 7 = 360 seconds, 8 = 480 seconds and 9 = 600 seconds.
The Lux setting has a range of 1 - 4. 1 = 5 Lux, 2 = 15 Lux, 3 = 35 Lux, 4 = 60 Lux
How do I install it?
The Eye light unit can be installed using a short handled Phillips screwdriver without removing it from its bracket. Before you begin find the best location for your solar panel within 5 metres of where you plan to position the light. 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.
- Position the solar panel and mark the holes
- Drill holes, and screw panel into place
- Position light within 5m of panel and mark holes
- Drill holes and screw light into place
- Remove cover from sensor and mark holes
- Drill holes, screw into place and replace cover
- Connect motion sensor cable to light
- Connect solar panel cable to light and turn on
|Light (oval shaped)||17.0cm||22.0cm||4.0cm|
1 x Eye Solar Security Light
1 x Digital Motion Sensor with 30cm of cable attached and a 1m extension cable
1 x Solar Panel (with 5m of cable)
1 x Fixings pack
1 x Instructions
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Top Customer Reviews
Unlike most of these lamps, which turn off in seconds, this eye has been set to stay lit for 10 minutes, long enough to give the dog a brief turn round the lawn before bed (dogbed) time, or to bring in the washing without needing braille clothes pegs.
We have not been disappointed. The kit seems well made, with rainproof looking joints and seams. Unlike my previous solar forays, I felt no urge to dismantle it and smear silicon round the joints after taking it out of the box. The instructions are written in your actual English, not by some techie in Guangdong province.
Summer is of course the season when thoughts turn to the sun, and what it can do for us. The real test will be winter; how well will the unit weather? Will the solar panel be able to absorb and store enough energy on short grey winter days to function sufficiently for the long dark evenings ahead? Ask me this in February.
I took the risk of buying this unit before any reviews had been posted because I had heard that the Solar Centre was a reputable and a knowledgeable supplier, not just a box-shifter. This was confirmed for me when I contacted them with a query about setting the timer. They were helpful.
For the money, I suspect this is the best solar light you can buy if you want something with the power of a mains lamp without the expense of an electrician
The Eye Solar was easy to install and with the extended cables allowed us to mount the lamp and sensor facing West but the solar panel facing South thus giving it maximum charging time. The LED lamp is bright enough to illuminate the car park and the adjustable timer allows us to ensure that it is on for neither too short nor too long a period. Overall an excellent purchase.
I installed all three components into wood so it was quite easy although I'll need some cable clips to tidy the wires up.
In practice it works well. It's very bright and would illuminate our driveway and most of the front garden pretty well. The ideal thing about it is: it doesn't cost us anything to run so I've set the timer to stay on longer - better deterrent.
I connected up the eye (very easy to do) on a totally overcast afternoon - quite dark clouds, no sign of the sun at all. I read the very easy to follow instructions about setting the time the light would be on for and how dark it would be when the light would come on. But as it was so overcast I wasn't hopeful that it would work that evening. But the "Eye" worked really well that night, exactly as the instructions had said it would. Despite a complete lack of direct sunshine since then, it continues to work well.
I've bought a few lights from the Solar Centre and every time they have delivered the items very quickly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Does not work. Been on charge 2 days. Worked for half an hour first night and now only charges enough to power the IR unit and nothing else.Published 3 months ago by Terry Hunt
Good light all year round if you allow the solar Pannel to face south & angle it right for the time of year. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought two to replace two mains-powered PIR lights (so as to save electricity). One of the mains lights was very powerful and the Solar Eye does not match that, but it gives as... Read morePublished 6 months ago by MartinW
The light is perfect. The only negative I would say it that the screws are a bit fiddly when trying to install up a ladder! A couple of spares in the box would have been ideal.Published 9 months ago by S Rigby
Bought this light to have in my shed I have attached the panel to the shed roof the light on the roof in the shed and the sensor by the door so it triggers the light when I walk in... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Andrew j
Quality product that has been very well thought out and very well made. The 3 components were bigger than I expected but that doesn't detract from the product in any way. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rob Dyer
Item was good and bright but after 2 weeks pir sensor broke so sent backPublished 12 months ago by red reader
excellent light nice and bright. been up a month so far so good.Published 12 months ago by debra wright