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Nice solar powered security light

FlashFlash Posts: 11,230 AG
Not these $20 sunblasters you see on TV. Actually they work great, WHILE they work. Looking for something better built but would like it solar powered.  Any recommendations?

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  • AaronCannonAaronCannon Northwest ArkansasPosts: 871 Officer
    Tried a quality rechargeable battery in it?
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  • mindyabinessmindyabiness Posts: 6,493 Admiral
    I bought one a few months back, tested it out of the box, then spent a couple of hours installing it.
    The manufacturer said to leave the motion detector off for 2 days so the solar panel would have the betteries charged.
    2 days later I turned it on.....nothing.
    I had to take it down and back to the store,
    I was a little ****sd off.
    Arguing with idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon... No matter how good you are, the bird is going to crap on the board and strut around like it won anyway.
  • treemanjohntreemanjohn Posts: 5,090 Admiral
    I have 5 or 6 of the Mr Beams battery operated motion lights. I've been very happy with them. Zero problems and the batteries are almost 1 1/2 years old

    https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Beams-Performance-Wireless-Spotlight/dp/B01LWV1X4Z/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_60_bs_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=BXPEHWGYQ19DWSPV1B3C
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  • sigiiligansigiiligan Posts: 158 Deckhand
    Stay away from the one advertised by the bulb head company, waste of money. 
  • Gary SGary S Posts: 2,295 Captain
    Go to site called 1000 bulbs.
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,230 AG
    Tried a quality rechargeable battery in it?
    Solar powered, no battery
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    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,230 AG
    Stay away from the one advertised by the bulb head company, waste of money. 


    Yes that is the one I was talking about.
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    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 33,284 AG
    Flash said:
    Tried a quality rechargeable battery in it?
    Solar powered, no battery
    They still have a battery. It is usually the issue when they quit working. Cheap ones use cheap batteries. 

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    I am just here for my amusement. 

  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,230 AG
    edited January 2019 #10
    cadman said:
    Flash said:
    Tried a quality rechargeable battery in it?
    Solar powered, no battery
    They still have a battery. It is usually the issue when they quit working. Cheap ones use cheap batteries. 

    True, but there appears no way to access it. I will double check though.'

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    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 33,284 AG
    Flash said:
    cadman said:
    Flash said:
    Tried a quality rechargeable battery in it?
    Solar powered, no battery
    They still have a battery. It is usually the issue when they quit working. Cheap ones use cheap batteries. 

    True, but there appears no way to access it. I will double check though.'

    Some are sealed units. You might try to look on you tube to see if there is a video on replacing the battery. 

    Mini Mart Magnate

    I am just here for my amusement. 

  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,230 AG
    edited January 2019 #13
    cadman said:
    Flash said:
    Tried a quality rechargeable battery in it?
    Solar powered, no battery
    They still have a battery. It is usually the issue when they quit working. Cheap ones use cheap batteries. 
    Yes there was access. Probably a cheap Li-on 18650, 1500 mAh, 3.7V, 5.55 Wh

    Now to locate a better one. Saw some online but so far none with plug in


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    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
  • mindyabinessmindyabiness Posts: 6,493 Admiral
    You should test that one before you buy another
    Arguing with idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon... No matter how good you are, the bird is going to crap on the board and strut around like it won anyway.
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,230 AG
    You should test that one before you buy another
    I tried and got no reading, but not sure i got a good hook up. Will take it to town today to see if this one place can test it.
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    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
  • AaronCannonAaronCannon Northwest ArkansasPosts: 871 Officer
    We have battery outfitters, and batterysplus here, all the radio shacks closed down there?
    The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.
    Jeff Cooper
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,230 AG
    We have battery outfitters, and batterysplus here, all the radio shacks closed down there?
      Electrical place in town could not help. Batteryplus is over in Gainesville. Will be going there later in the month. Radio shack in Chiefland did close down.
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    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
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