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We had wanted some lighting in our garden for a long time as we love to sit out there of an evening. We did not have any way of using wired lighting though as there would be no where to plug it in and it would cost too much to have something wired in just for garden lights.
We went to Homebase the other week and saw these solar panel lights on sale at £2.99 each and thought we would buy a couple and see what they were like.
We have never had solar panel lights before so did not really know what to expect. The main part of the light is made from silver coloured plastic which looks a bit metallic. It has a long pointy stick which you push into the ground or where ever you want them placed. We have ours pushed into tubs along with some flowers. On top of the spikey bit you have the light part which looks like a white glassy thing with a silver roof to it and a black square bit on this that is the mini solar panel. You should arrange the lights so that the panelled bit is facing around the way the sun comes into your garden.
Once the lights are stuck in the ground or tub they feel quite sturdy and you can move them around if you want to. The good thing is that if they are not in the right place or you want them somewhere else you can just pick them out of the dirt and put them somewhere else. You can wipe the lights clean with a damp sponge or cloth if they get a bit dirty looking.
The lights draw in the energy during the day time once the sun is up and fill up the storage inside. We didn't put ours in first until the afternoon and it was not that sunny out but once the sun went down and it started to get a bit dark the lights started glowing. It was amazing seeing them come on for the first time lol. It is nice to know that once you have bought these lights you will not need to have to pay out for batteries or have wiring going round the garden.
These lights are not really bright enough to light the garden up enough for a bbq or anything like that but they are really handy if you need to go out in the garden after dark and want to see where you are going. We are pleased with them although we would like to get some next that show a bit more light but then it says these are soft glow lights so I wouldn't expect anything more than this.