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Old 03-27-2008, 11:42 AM
 
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Hey Guys,
Has anyone tried Solar Landscape Lights outside their home? I am thinking of buying some to put it in my front yard as it looked cool outside couple of houses I saw. I was looking at HD website and they are selling the standard ones for around 50 bucks for pack of 6 to 10. Is there any good/bad brand or anything to look for while buying such lights? I feel so guilt free since it is solar!
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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I just dont think the solar ones are bright enough....my opinion, they are fine as an accent light, but not for lighting up things like your house or landscaping at nighttime.
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:26 PM
 
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Default Solar lights

We bought solar lights last year put them around our palms and bushes, two have already burnt out, batteries are still good, but they won't light at all.

Other poster is right about brightness, good for accent that's about it.
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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Thank you tampaguy and songbird. That's good to know as I have never used them in past. We are thinking of just putting it around bushes etc so that at least someone doesn't step on it when its dark.
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:12 PM
 
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Tried them also. After one rain season they don't work at all.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:09 PM
 
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I bought them cheap at big lots and they only burn when I put new batteries in. But I keep them and like them very much.
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Agreed with above.. stay away.
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:45 AM
 
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Lightbulb yeah and thoser batteries

are NiCads so how "green" is that?


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I bought them cheap at big lots and they only burn when I put new batteries in. But I keep them and like them very much.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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^^ The above post is like someone coming on here looking for a gas station to put some air in their tires- and then someone comes along and tries to sell them an entire car instead!

If you own a 25,000 sq ft. home, I presume $17,000 is chump change.

I dont think solar power is proven enough yet for me to make my house entirely solar. I would love to see a friends house on solar for a few years before I wake up one morning and have no power. Having electricity in your home is a neccessity and non-negotiable.

back on topic... wait- nevermind. this thread is 2 years, 1 month, 4 days, 21 hours, and 1 minute old
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Naperville, IL by necessity; Pinellas by choice
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Ummm... yeah. And you can get a 6 pack of the things for $15 now.
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