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Posted by treboona on December 19, 2007, 12:43 am

I'm looking for an light suitable for outdoors that can be mounted on
a wall. It must be weatherproof and get its power from a
rechargeable / renewable source (e.g. solar or wind). My main
motivation is avoiding running a power cable out to the location in

Has anyone any experience with particular products?


Posted by Solar Flare on December 19, 2007, 1:56 am
Walmart and many other department stores sell a solar powered garden
shed light with some light power behind it. there used to be a
flourescent one but I don't see it anymore.

Posted by Tony Wesley on December 19, 2007, 4:43 am
 On Dec 18, 7:43 pm, trebo...@googlemail.com wrote:

I have no experience with these products, but Harbor Freight's Solar
Shed Light sounds like what you're describing.


Posted by Eeyore on December 19, 2007, 5:39 am

David Williams wrote:

They work rather poorly form what I've seen.

I'd rate them as more of a gimmick than anything else.


Posted by Gordon Richmond on December 20, 2007, 12:42 am
I bought about six of them, Malibu is the brand name, IIRC. I think 3 or 4
continue to
work after about 3 years in central Alberta. In summer, they get enough charge
to run all
night. In Winter, they go dark around midnight.

They give enough light to mark out a path, which is what I use them for. Also
have two
mounted on stanchions to mark the end of my driveway. One of them is one of the
dead ones,
now. I should try mixing and matching components from the dead ones, and see
what part has

Gordon Richmond

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