Feel like its penance for not doing better in life lol
I feel like this could be started in another dedicated thread... You seem to have had it terribly worse than me!
When I moved in I was constantly blocked in my drive because 'previous tenants never had a car' (annoyed) dimwits! Also within weeks when I complained about the music I got told I'd only been there 2 minutes and was causing trouble, told them you want to see trouble you carry on, it stopped, guess they didn't want to take their chances, had so much grief here but I stand my ground and even now my drive gets blocked, well guess what, I leave for work at 5.30am so I just sit on my horn. (The whole close parks where tf they like so no guilt) I'm on a hill and the only flat bit is in front of my drive and when I cant get out I have actually threatened to relieve some cars of their handbrake. I could rant for at least another 10 sentences about my neighbours and the shizz/drug dealing/dogs barking 24/7 , drunken arguments/anti social behaviour but I won't. Good on you op, dont take no carp
Yep agree... i only put three up and on mode 3 you can comfortably sit in a small garden
Got a few of these in my garage ready to put up in the garden... They are very bright... Maybe too bright for a front garden??
Updated 30th May 2020Last updated 30th May 2020 by endofdays
I'm not sure what use a photo of the box it s, followed by the instructions. Maybe the actual lights laid out... Surely anyone with any sense checks how long they would be before buying? Maybe even take them out of the packaging if unsure...
I have something similar which I got from Wilko and for me it works as I have them in drapes on my fence and the solar stick plugged into the hanging basket. Yeh I agree the length in-between is slim but I managed to get a super deal at £5 a box which was a deal I posted here.
Double half its length.
Always always get the wife/girlfriend to check the length, because as you've found out she was very disappointed (flirt)
Probably longer than a string of HB lights!
Updated 16th Mar 2019Last updated 16th Mar 2019 by matth9999
Led Solar lights
I've had these led solar lights for year now and all 4 have stopped working. I got them from Aldi online. today I purchased 4 new rechargeable batteries and still as night falls t… Read more
If there's a switch, it's probably corroded, the solution if you can solder is to bridge out the switch
Charge the batteries in a charger and then put them in the lights and cover the cells to make them come on. If they don't then it isn't the battery. TBH these solar LED lights only ever seem to last a year or so.
Give them an hour by a good light source to check they are charging.
(lol) true very true
Coz they are cheap crap, and it's not sunny?
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Updated 23rd Oct 2018Last updated 23rd Oct 2018 by marshy51
Solar lights: Garden recommendations
Does anyone know which brand of solar lights are good for the garden, currently I have some mpow ones but they are faulty so need to be sent back, if anyone can reccommend any they… Read more
Another vote for Mpow. You may have been unlucky with yours.
I have 2 lots of MPOW ones and both work great. Had them since last winter.
Updated 10th May 2018Last updated 10th May 2018 by cmdr_elito
Garden solar lights
I bought 3 of these solar lights - poundland.co.uk/gardening/solarlights/silver-geometric-post-light The solar lights were good and it felt heavier (legit) than most solar light… Read more
Open them up and replace the rechargeable batteries (amazon basics are good enough).
It was a quid. What did you expect?
I always put it in front of the sun light and the issue still occurs. One of the solar lights will turn off quicker than the two.
Make sure they are in full sun , if they are in part shade they won't have enough sun to charge them fully . Also (if they have the facility ) turn the light off for one night ( say out of 3 ) to allow the li battery time to charge fully . They may look OK ,but as they are in Poundland they will have old , inefficient solar cells and cheap batteries ( insufficient to provide more than a few hours light per days solar charge) , you get what you pay for so manage them accordingly .
It’s not getting enough sun to charge the batteries. Move them to a sunny spot and angle them towards the sun.
Updated 5th Apr 2018Last updated 5th Apr 2018 by DKLS
Garden solar light
What's the best cheap solar lights for garden? Would the £1 solar lights from Sainsbury's/Homebase be good enough in terms of brightness? :/
Shame I binned over 20 of them at the weekend, the previous owner left them in the garden and they at best gave a feeble glow for an hour or two.
Bought from the Solar Centre, they have been working well, with good light they stay on all night long. Well made. Would recommend. Different lights at different price points, but not a pound or 2 each.
Solar lights at this price point are more for decorative lighting , they aren't going to "light up" your whole garden , unless it's quite small . Also the cheaper end of the solar light market only seem to last a year or two . We have a tree with hanging solar lights and I would say only about half get enough sunlight through winter to work . We also have lanterns along both sides of our back garden , but again the light they produce is minimal and although we replaced the batteries last year, I'd be surprised if many work again this summer , again it's hard to tell at the moment as we just aren't getting enough sunlight to charge them. I would be interested to know if the more expensive ones work any better, I would say we paid between £3-£5 each for ours and avoided the super cheap ones
Updated 25th Feb 2018Last updated 25th Feb 2018 by wakkaday
Best solar light battery security light for garden?
Unfortunately have no wiring and Will now have to do a security light which either uses rechargablw or solar i am lookking for motion detection any suggestions thanks
I use Digoo DG-SSR-1 motion triggered solar lights. Got them for ~ $12 delivered each from China and they work exceedingly well.They use an industrial rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery that is cheap and easy to replace when the time comes a few years down the road.The only negative thing that I have to say about them is that they are ugly as sin and the light direction is not adjustable (they only illuminate the area directly in front/below of them).
Agree to thatHave a mr.beams and light is in constant use 4xDD Duracells lasted a year Solar is a waste as come the winter it will hardly work
Agree with Mr Beams not solar but with Duracell ultra batteries last for years.
Mr. Beams are excellent, not solar, but you can use rechargeable and lasts for ages
Updated 4th Jul 2017Last updated 4th Jul 2017 by BFCsiderLocalLocal
Garden solar lights
Hi folks, I require your help. I once again what to buy some new solar lights for my garden. Again I'm having to replace some that I bought which I thought were ok but turn out to … Read more
Got these from B&M, pack of 2 for £9. They don't light the garden up but they do look nice. 1 mth in and so far, so good :D
I have tried many many lights and the best on a budget are the stainless stell pillar ones from asda. They do short ones for £2 each or taller for £3 each. Very modern and quite bright. Last well. The fact they're usually oit of stock says everything! If there's none left instore at your local try on the website.
I bought some from B&M last spring. Coloured ones and I think I paid about £8 for ten. Still going strong now and they even worked throughout winter on the days we had a little sun. In fact a couple of days they came on and I couldn't even remember the sun being out. Much better than my expensive Homebase ones that I binned.
bought some from LED HUT I've had them replaced once and new ones worked for a few weeks just rubbish but I paid a premium price for them. avoid led hut .
Often it's just that they use cheap rechargeable batteries in them, or that the electrics are badly protected from the elements. A few I've rescued with replacing the batteries and or using hot glue around a seam. I also upgraded to a higher capacity. Some this didn't work on but I'm about 50:50 success rate.
Updated 19th Jan 2015Last updated 19th Jan 2015 by anelehLocalLocal
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We know a lot of you are struggling with this miserable January weather for we have a cool Sun Jar Solar Light from Nigel’s Eco Store that lets you store sunlight in a jar to brigh… Read more