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I love solar lights in the garden and have them on the fencing besides around the ground that change 3 different colours I just think they're relaxing in the summer and now in October they're still going :)
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Nice! These type lights are the "gateway drug" to widespread adoption of solar technology.

Since general perception is 'solar doesnt work' or is cost prohibitive, these lights can dispell these notions for $2-$50 and provide a great practical use and a nice effect as your awesome display does!
 
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frank li wrote:Nice! These type lights are the "gateway drug" to widespread adoption of solar technology.

Since general perception is 'solar doesnt work' or is cost prohibitive, these lights can dispell these notions for $2-$50 and provide a great practical use and a nice effect as your awesome display does!




Hi Frank, I've had them up for years the only ones I changes are the ones in the ground and did a new set this year for £2 each....some people find they're to much regarding their homes, the only thing we had mentioned was the spot light and it was dropped straight away.


I just find them warming in the summer nights, it gives gardens that extra look with plants
 
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We like to use them also.

Where we live there are no street lights or any lights of any kind so it is dark outside.

We use the solar rope lights to line paths and we have the other kinds to mark different locations.
 
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Anne Miller wrote:We like to use them also.

Where we live there are no street lights or any lights of any kind so it is dark outside.

We use the solar rope lights to line paths and we have the other kinds to mark different locations.




Sounds like a lovely selection Ann and what a nice way to light up your street
 
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Gail Dobson wrote:

frank li wrote:Nice! These type lights are the "gateway drug" to widespread adoption of solar technology.

Since general perception is 'solar doesnt work' or is cost prohibitive, these lights can dispell these notions for $2-$50 and provide a great practical use and a nice effect as your awesome display does!




Hi Frank, I've had them up for years the only ones I changes are the ones in the ground and did a new set this year for £2 each....some people find they're to much regarding their homes, the only thing we had mentioned was the spot light and it was dropped straight away.


I just find them warming in the summer nights, it gives gardens that extra look with plants



Do check the batteries when one fails. Usually the battery is smoked and they have aa or aaa inside. Many times a new slightly higher capacity nimh battery and they can be brought back on line better than before!
 
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frank li wrote:

Gail Dobson wrote:

frank li wrote:Nice! These type lights are the "gateway drug" to widespread adoption of solar technology.

Since general perception is 'solar doesnt work' or is cost prohibitive, these lights can dispell these notions for $2-$50 and provide a great practical use and a nice effect as your awesome display does!




Hi Frank, I've had them up for years the only ones I changes are the ones in the ground and did a new set this year for £2 each....some people find they're to much regarding their homes, the only thing we had mentioned was the spot light and it was dropped straight away.


I just find them warming in the summer nights, it gives gardens that extra look with plants



Do check the batteries when one fails. Usually the battery is smoked and they have aa or aaa inside. Many times a new slightly higher capacity nimh battery and they can be brought back on line better than before!




Frank the ones on the fencing when they don't light up after a couple of days those are checked and the ones I put in the ground have been sealed with cut of rubber gloves finger tips lol but I do check them and buy the same batteries always off Amazon.
 
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The afternoon sun reaches the windowsill in the kitchen. That is where my solar light is. I can navigate the kitchen late at night without needing to turn anything on.

Do solar lights mess with photosensitive plant cycles?

Do solar lights work to attract insects over ponds?
 
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Dc Brown wrote:The afternoon sun reaches the windowsill in the kitchen. That is where my solar light is. I can navigate the kitchen late at night without needing to turn anything on.

Do solar lights mess with photosensitive plant cycles?

Do solar lights work to attract insects over ponds?




Dc your comment did make me laugh this end it's one way of saving on lecky lol and i would think they would mess a plant cycle up as it's not proper rays as you get from proper light, unless i'm wrong.

They still do attract insects over ponds.
 
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