LIVARNO LUX LED Solar Spotlight, 18th August @ Lidl £29.99 each or 2x for £50!
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LIVARNO LUX LED Solar Spotlight, 18th August @ Lidl £29.99 each or 2x for £50!

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Found 12th Aug 2014
Bought one of these last year, it's amazing! It has worked all year round and not ever gone flat. The Light unit has a huge battery inside, this is not like your typical Solar LED light, the panel is a decent size and comes with a good length of high quality cable.

We are that impressed with ours we have been waiting for it to come on offer again this year and put one on the front and one in the garage.

You can also fix it with a quick release bracket which we use to unplug it and take it elsewhere as a temporary light.

Mains-free, environmentally friendly outdoor light with 80 bright, long-life LEDs and motion detector
Solar panel with connection cable, length approx. (m): 4.75
Motion sensor detection angle (°): 180
Lighting duration in motion detection mode adjustable to (seconds): 60
Detection range approx. (m): 12
3 year manufacturer's warranty
Buy 2 for £50

More specs... (still didn't find what I wanted as to led bins used though)!

Features:
Off-grid and energy-efficient lighting technology, including motion

Sensor controlled panel radiators with 80 powerful LEDs

Separate solar panel with approximately 4.75 m connection cable for optimal site selection

Integrated rechargeable battery with overcharging and deep discharge protection

Pivoting movement sensor with 12 m detection range

Weather-resistant and splash-proof (IPX4)

Burn time individually to about 1 minute adjustable

Infinitely adjustable dusk sensor

Includes hardware and instruction manual

Battery capacity: about 4 Ah

Maximum burn time on full charge: about 2 hours

Detection angle motion sensor: 180 °
- MR GUS

31 Comments

im going to take a punt and guess it wont be very bright.

80 LEDs and a large battery, I'm gonna take a punt and say your wrong.

cheers op I think I might have to invest

Hows it "enviromentally friendly" ?

hooray henry

Hows it "enviromentally friendly" ?



Do you know how most electricity is generated? If not, read: http://www.greenelectricity.org/what-is-green-electricity.php

Obviously, there are numerous other environmental concerns with this product regarding its manufacture, battery, shipping and disposal (to name just four), but generating the electricity it uses is most likely the justification for the "environmentally friendly" claim...
Edited by: "JoolsG4" 12th Aug 2014

I just dont see the production of batteries and there ultimate landfill disposal as being "environmentally friendly" its just marketing blurb.

But.........

Seemingly a good product if it works in the shorter winter days also and doesnt allow water to penetrate rendering it useless as many do. So heat.

When taking into account the energy used and waste produced in the manufacture, shipping, packaging and disposal of products there probably aren't any actual "environmentally friendly" products on the planet.

What they really mean is, "certain aspects of this product may have a slightly lower impact on the environment compared to similar/older products" - but obviously that's not quite so catchy as "environmentally friendly".

Are these just in black as I am looking for a white version?

http://www.iowa-industrial.com/Cedar-Rapids-/Earth-Moving-Equipment-/Spray-paint-old-ceiling-tile-white-20-oz-aerosol-qty-12-image-No.jpg

Hmmm weather resistant and only splashproof? Have this been made for somewhere other than the UK?!

I have been hovering around purchasing something like this but I need two so I was going to go for this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00H95ZKJ0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1IDE8IQD1B1HY

I don't need it to blind people, just light up the back garden so we can see where we are going! Even so, should I still be looking for more LED's?

littleterror

Hmmm weather resistant and only splashproof? Have this been made for … Hmmm weather resistant and only splashproof? Have this been made for somewhere other than the UK?!



IPX4 should be fine for most situations. Unless you're somewhere really exposed with severe weather. Here's what the numbers mean:

0 No special protection
1 Protection from dripping water.
2 Protection from vertically dripping water.
3 Protection from sprayed water.
4 Protection from splashed water.
5 Protection from water projected from a nozzle
6 Protection against heavy seas, or powerful jets of water.
7 Protection against immersion.
8 Protection against complete, continuous submersion in water.

Looking at the specs, this looks excellent value for money, especially with the reassurance of a 3 year warranty.

I bought a 50 LED one for a similar price and that is plenty bright enough, illuminating the garden well enough so we can see to put the washing out. An 80 LED one will be even better therefore.

In the summer you can set these to stay on a few minutes, ideal for when you sit in the garden on warm August evenings. In winter you can set it to stay on just one minute, to save power.

What these like in the winter, as anything solar powered in the north east in the winter is just pants?

You cannot simply quote the number of LEDs to give comparative performance. I work with single LEDs that provide more illumination than a thousand of these things. 50 LEDs, 80 LEDs... you should be looking at their combined light output, not the number of LEDs

knobbly

You cannot simply quote the number of LEDs to give comparative … You cannot simply quote the number of LEDs to give comparative performance. I work with single LEDs that provide more illumination than a thousand of these things. 50 LEDs, 80 LEDs... you should be looking at their combined light output, not the number of LEDs


CORRECT, power of a bulb of any sort is expressed in LUMENS, as a guide I think that 700L is more or less the power of an ordinary 50watt halogen lamp. Tricky to say with LED, they quote in watts and this market is a lot misleading at the moment, there are 5w led bulbs that can be the equivalent of a 50watts(very good value if you get them for cheap) halogen and some others would not do even half, making it really expensive to run for the money that it is been spent.
Anyway, I would expect this solar spotlight to be really useless compared to a normal 120w halogen lamp ( the very minimum you can get to get decent results) also think about how much will cost the battery to replace, better to go for mains.
VERYCOLD


Edited by: "bobo53" 13th Aug 2014

knobbly

You cannot simply quote the number of LEDs to give comparative … You cannot simply quote the number of LEDs to give comparative performance. I work with single LEDs that provide more illumination than a thousand of these things. 50 LEDs, 80 LEDs... you should be looking at their combined light output, not the number of LEDs



You are technically correct, but in the absence of the lumen output I made an assumption based on these LEDs being described as "bright" and "powerful" in the description. I suspect this will be plenty bright enough for most people's needs.

I've had a few of these units from maplin. It is identical except the name and they haven't proved the most reliable. The first generation uses the LED array as seen on this unit and the newer 2nd gen ones now have a single SMD and a much smaller battery.
Both are incredibly bright.
The main issue I've had is that the motion detectors on them tend not to last and moisture gets inside. It first manifests itself with a centre blindspot with the light only activating when you are at either side of it.
I also had one solar panel fail.
In low motion areas the batteries seemed to last through both winter and summer as long as the panel is clear and pointing south.
Luckily they tend to last about 11mths so every year maplin give me a new set.
If you have somewhere fairly sheltered to put it then you may be ok.

Likely its not the same model but an example of what 80 LED's may be like:

youtube.com/wat…jOk

MarkShopper

You are technically correct, but in the absence of the lumen output I … You are technically correct, but in the absence of the lumen output I made an assumption based on these LEDs being described as "bright" and "powerful" in the description. I suspect this will be plenty bright enough for most people's needs.



LOL! The advertising men are hardly likely to say "DIM" and "UNDER POWERED" now are they!

knobbly

LOL! The advertising men are hardly likely to say "DIM" and "UNDER … LOL! The advertising men are hardly likely to say "DIM" and "UNDER POWERED" now are they!



Well, in the absence of the lumen information all we have to go on is the number of LEDs and seller's description. I suspect this will be bright enough for most. If buyers are worried, ask Lidl's return policy before purchase.

flux

Luckily they tend to last about 11mths so every year maplin give me a new … Luckily they tend to last about 11mths so every year maplin give me a new set.


A product replaced under guarantee does not extend the guarantee period.

pibpob

A product replaced under guarantee does not extend the guarantee period.

you get a manufacturers guarantee on every new unit. It's how it works in every store ever.

pibpob

A product replaced under guarantee does not extend the guarantee period.



It does when they give me a new receipt and a new product...

rawiswaruk

you get a manufacturers guarantee on every new unit. It's how it works … you get a manufacturers guarantee on every new unit. It's how it works in every store ever.


Untrue. The contract is between you and the shop, not the manufacturer.

flux

It does when they give me a new receipt and a new product...


More fool them then!

Untrue. The contract is between you and the shop, not the manufacturer.



Whilst this is true, and the manufacturer's guarantee can't override the Sale of Goods Act, or absolve the retailer from their duty under the SOGA, a manufacturers guarantee can exceed the terms in the SOGA, and that guarantee would be legally binding on the manufacturer.

Just thinking of one of these for our back garden, Is it worth buying?

giltbrook

Whilst this is true, and the manufacturer's guarantee can't override the … Whilst this is true, and the manufacturer's guarantee can't override the Sale of Goods Act, or absolve the retailer from their duty under the SOGA, a manufacturers guarantee can exceed the terms in the SOGA, and that guarantee would be legally binding on the manufacturer.


Yes, but it would not be a rolling guarantee applied to a replacement provided under the original guarantee.

I've just bought 2 of these for £45, a lovely man on the till asked me if I had a voucher which I said no, to which he gave me a leaflet with £5 off £30 at Lidl this week, the leaflet also had also 2 more £5 vouchers to cover the next 2 weeks, cheers op and cheers to the Lidl staff

http://imageshack.com/a/img742/8182/ctwJoj.jpg

Any link for Vouchers please?
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