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FrankC

02:33PM | 04/30/06
Member Since: 09/16/02
23 lifetime posts
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I would like to buy a high quality solar power light for our landscape. As far as light output, what should I look for? Are they rated in watts?

jherde

12:45AM | 07/16/07
Member Since: 12/30/06
5 lifetime posts
Looks like no one wants to tackle this one.

Solar lights aren't rates. Most important, make sure you get the right color. Unless you want mixed colors.

Look at the size of the solar panel(s) on the top. More/bigger is better.

Yellow/amber LEDs use less power than White. But choose the color you want.

Actual lighted area dependos on the makeup of the fixture. Buy ONE or TWO. Take it home and check it out. Then go back and buy more.

Find them on sale ( $3 to $5 ). Buy them cheap and you can get a lot.

Note - the solar panels may cloud over time due to UV rays and reduce thier power collection. For a few buck, replace it.

If you know how, I find that you can add a second LED and increase the light output with out affecting the ontime very much.

If you are going to mow around them, put some kind of colar around the base.
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