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Rolson Solar Lights........
Rolson Solar Light Set
Member Name: MEL0611
Rolson Solar Light Set
Advantages: Adds a lovely lighting effect to gardens, work well in flower beds, easy to build, low cost
Disadvantages: Not that sturdy, do need a lot of sun to last any length of time
When it comes to gardening I really am no expert, in fact far from it! Having moved into our new house last year, I have to say that we pretty much neglected the garden as there was so much that we wanted to do inside the house, however, when the summer months arrived with a cut of the lawn and a tidy up of the flower beds I was pleased at what a difference some TLC had made and with having quite a limited budget I took myself of down to the local Garden centre to get a few bedding plants and some shrubs to just give the garden a little bit of colour but what really made the difference was the addition of some solar lights.
My parents have quite a large collection of solar lights now and I love the simple effect they give to a garden but the prices were quite high in my local centre so I took myself off to Amazon where I discovered you could get them a great deal cheaper. After looking around I ended up buying 2 packs of the 4 packed Rolson Solar Lights. This is not a brand I had heard of before but then as I mentioned I am not that great with gardens so I trusted my instincts and brought them. A single pack on Amazon cost me £12.99 (£3.25 per light) and this was a lot better price than the over £20.00 mark that some of the shops were offering.
The lights came well packaged and were in a sturdy cardboard box, they were not assembled but they were really easy to put together and you are also send detailed instructions on how to do this. The pack of lights that I brought is the chrome finish ones but you can also have lights that come in a black colour. There are four pain parts to putting them together; there is the stake that will go into the ground, the chrome tube that gives the light its height, the plastic component with the light and battery element in followed by the top of the light. As I mentioned, it took no real effort to put the lights together, in fact I think for the price they have been produced to a high standard.
I was glad that I read the instructions as you need to let the lights charge up before activating the battery inside them, if I had not read the instructions I would have been placing the light into the ground and wondering why they were not lighting up when the sun went in!
The lights do not give a great deal of light out so I would not recommend using these for any kind of security lighting but as a soft and gentle glow I find that they are really effective. You do need to place the lights where they will see a lot of sunlight during the day or they will not become as effective and won't give out a great deal of light during the evening.
I placed some of my lights into my flower beds and the light just was not as good as that of the ones that I had placed in direct sunlight. During the winter months where we don't see any sun the lights give of hardly anything so they are quite a seasonal buy but again. For the price I have paid I have been really pleased with them.
I do have to admit that the lights are quite fragile and they only take the slightest knock and the top will fall off, my cat is often weaving his way around them and I have to keep my eye on them. Only having had the lights last year I cannot really comment on the battery life of the lights but they have certainly lasted well over the summer and into the autumn months.
I give these lights 4 out of 5
Thank you for reading.
Summary: A good light for gardens...without all the wires!!!