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Solar garden/path lights from Wal-Mart? Any good?

post #1 of 8
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I bought some solar lights at Wally's World for 4.00 each.  Any good?  I figured that if the power went out...I could go out to the yard and grab one of these lights and have some cheap and ready emergency lights...crazy idea???

post #2 of 8

Hahah, that's a great idea!  Those will probably stay charged better than a solar powered flashlight that stays under the bed.  You'll have to let us know how they're working out for you.  I've been trying to convince my dad to get some of those for the path at his house.

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When I get a chance...I will take some photos!  This is my craziest month of the year as I teach and coach track.  Hard to keep up with the fun stuff!

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Actually, the "bring 'em in the house when the power goes out" is not a bad idea at all - i've done it!  We rarely have had a power outage in my area - maybe 3 or 4 times in 12 years... and probably less than 6 hours each time. 

 

The last time I had my under cabnet rechargeable LED puck-lights in my kitchen and family room entertainment center on, some candles (of course), camping lanterns, and finally - I brought in one of my garden solar panels that is the type that has 3 LED spot lights strung to it.  I had some extra (thus clean) spot lights in the garage I hooked up to it.  They lit my whole entry/stairway area very nicely.  Only house on the street with something other than candles and flashlights going!  

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Actually, the "bring 'em in the house when the power goes out" is not a bad idea at all - i've done it!  We rarely have had a power outage in my area - maybe 3 or 4 times in 12 years... and probably less than 6 hours each time. 

 

The last time I had my under cabnet rechargeable LED puck-lights in my kitchen and family room entertainment center on, some candles (of course), camping lanterns, and finally - I brought in one of my garden solar panels that is the type that has 3 LED spot lights strung to it.  I had some extra (thus clean) spot lights in the garage I hooked up to it.  They lit my whole entry/stairway area very nicely.  Only house on the street with something other than candles and flashlights going!  


Hah!  That's too cool!  If it happens again, you'll have to snap a picture.  It'd be fun to see it!

post #6 of 8
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Will do!  I've been busy with school and its been raining all the time.  Sometime soon we'll get that garden/solar light project going!

post #7 of 8

They are actually pretty decent. I bought the same ones awhile back until I got more permanent outdoor lighting. They worked great and were easily removable but make sure you have them in the ground good enough.

post #8 of 8

We do not have a Wal-Mart in our county, but I got a set of 4 solar garden lights at Rite-Aid store in a clearance sale box.  I am hopeful that these will be good.  Apartments are not always sunny all day on my side of the building here, so I plan to wait until I move to a larger condominium being rebuilt now.

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